I need to travel out of states but I have my I 765 opt/ead work authorization card in initial review.I have put service request but todday is 15th day of request, never heard anything back from them. Please advise
In order to return to the US you need a valid I-20 and a valid F-1 visa stamp in your passport.
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If you are on or have opt pending, you are still in student status and need to have a valid I-20 to travel, then obtain a valid F-1 visa to return. Getting work authorization, EAD, has no bearing on travel authorization in this situation.
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You can check status online as well. Make sure that if you depart, you have the necessary paperwork to reenter as a student..
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