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10-21-2013, 11:10 AM
I am currently on my CPT and applied for OPT 10 days back with a start date of December 13. I want to change my employer on CPT.
Change of employer would result in a new I-20. Since we have to submit all the I-20 at the time of application, will changing the employer be an issue in processing of OPT? Am I allowed to change the employer after applying for OPT?
Please help me

10-21-2013, 02:08 PM
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10-25-2013, 05:48 AM
CPT has nothing to do with OPT you can change your employer in OPT
Make sure that you submit the details of OPT employer to your DSO after you start working

10-25-2013, 05:49 AM
Coming to question 1: Yes you can change your CPT employer, but you must reapply to CPT authorization and you cannot make the change till you have received new CPT authorization

10-25-2013, 05:49 AM
I hope your are on CPT for less than an year. If it is an year or more your OPT will be rejected

10-25-2013, 05:50 AM
he wants to change employer on CPT, not OPT

10-25-2013, 05:50 AM
The above comment is the extensive answer for his second question
Am I allowed to change the employer after applying for OPT?
And answer is already given in one of my comments

10-25-2013, 05:51 AM
change of employer on cpt will depends on u r school rules and regulations .. USCIS left it to school choice ..
this changes will not effect u r OPT..

11-17-2016, 12:21 AM
Hi Avinash,

I am also having same issue right now. Did you get your opt successfully after changing the Employer?