How long can i stay in the US legally after my OPT expires?

Asked over 2 years ago - New York, NY

My Student Visa has expired in June 2011 and my OPT expires 21st February 2012, by when do I have to leave the US? Is there any grace period?

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I am planning to leave the US by March 4th, would that cause any problem for me if i want to re-enter the US in the future?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . I agree with my colleague.

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    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Neil Ian Fleischer

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Generally there si a 60 day grace period. You should check with your DSO or attorney to confirm this

    Neil I Fleischer (513) 977-4209 Note: The below answer is provided for informational use... more
  3. Sweta Khandelwal

    Contributor Level 11


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    Answered . My colleagues are correct.

    This opinion is not intended or offered as legal advice. Transmission of the information is not intended to... more
  4. Avi Friedman

    Contributor Level 12


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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues above regarding the 60 day grace period.

    Avi Friedman| Attorney at Law | Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group | 1416 2nd Street | Santa Monica, CA 90401 | (T) 310-570-4088 x249 | (F) 310-570-4080 | | | Offices in Santa Monica, CA and New York City

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