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11-30-2013, 04:01 AM
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I got a project, but because of Thanksgiving holiday my prof took early leave so I am unable to do my CPT documentation work.

-My joining date is Dec 2nd and if I don't confirm the date I have to lose the project.
-I am expecting to get the new I20 Dec 6th.

1. In that case is there any way that I can join on Dec 2 without authorization?
2. Is there any way that I can start CPT 3-4 days early before my I20 is valid?
3. Even I am ready to do unpaid before my authorization. Plz tell me what should I do in that case

This was posted on https://www.facebook.com/desiopt1 on 26th November 2013

11-30-2013, 04:02 AM
Try requesting your employer or your professor. But it is not safe to work even unpaid

11-30-2013, 04:02 AM
1 it is illegal .. up to u and u r employer to chose to use this path ..
2 nope ..
3 unpaid also illegal ..

if u can change u r start date or change u r CPT start date ..

11-30-2013, 04:03 AM
Talk to your school international office . For unpaid intern you don't need work authorization but do need to register some course. It depends on university and international office

11-30-2013, 04:05 AM
Try to get extension for joining date citing reasons of thanksgiving vacation issues. Thanksgiving is a genuine reason every employer respects. It is recommended to start project on a fresh I-20. Good Luck !