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06-20-2014, 11:06 PM

I need to travel urgently to India next month. I am graduating in the month of August 2014 and planning on returning 3 days before my graduation date. I have a CPT that is valid until my graduation date. Moreover, I have also applied for EAD card and its under initial Review, I am expecting to get my EAD card by the end of July. My concern is, how safe it is to travel when your OPT card is in process? Is there an element of risk involved while entering in the States even though I have a Valid CPT? Would highly appreciate you thoughts on this.


06-21-2014, 06:20 AM
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06-23-2014, 05:16 PM
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06-24-2014, 12:43 PM
based on u r info u can come back with out any prob .. at port of entry just say u still studying ie u r course work is not finished ..

06-24-2014, 12:44 PM
Since you have valid I-20 , you should be able to travel outside U.S for few weeks, I am not exactly sure for how long.Please consult with your DSO before you leave country. All the best!