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    Hi, I got an RFE asking complete employment history for OPT STEM extension on June 3rd 2013 and opt expired June 24th 2013. My attorney addressed the RFE on my behalf with all the timesheets, certificates received during the 12months and my pay stubs in august. I came to know about STEM denial 3days back and I do not know the reason yet. I was unaware of the 60days grace period before my denial status. My DSO said my SEVIS is complete, what does that mean? I still have a valid visa till end of next year. I am trying to get an admission into a univ now and probably I will get an I-20 next week. What are my options for legal stay in USA? I am terrified . please help me. No one is telling me my options clearly. Anyone who had this problem or know abt this prob, please take time and respond, I will be so grateful to you. Pls

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    • #3
      Hello Sir,
      Have you received your Denial letter. Can you tell me what it states. Were you working as an unpaid intern in some consulting firm. Can you explain your employment history. So I could help you out

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      • #4
        find a univ which alows you to work on cpt right from first day. with that option u can still continue working n go for h1b next year. if u browse through the page search for related posts and u can find some univ name as i am not sure abot those names.

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        • #5
          you were unaware of ur 60 day grace period before denial? what does that mean? did u go over the grace period? Also plz do post if u discover the reason behind this...becoz thats the ONLY way this post can help others as well

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          • #6
            As your sevis is complete, u hv to take a new admission n also to activate the new sevis, you have to go out of US and come back

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            • #7
              If your extension is denied, you have 60 days from your denial date to do the following:
              1. Join a school and get a new I20 issued. Your classes do not have to start in that 60 day peroid, but can start within 5 months from the day your 60 day peroid ends.
              2. You can file for mtr, which is basically a motion to reconsider. Not sure, how that works though.
              Again, I am not an attorney, so please try to confirm with your attorney.

              Please make sure to come back and update. Cheers.

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              • #8
                hmm u r question is incomplete ..if u r sevis is not terminated then u r new admission will be easy .. if it is terminated u need to get out of country and come back or reinstatement with uscis ..

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                • #9
                  More details from the reader (dates, grace period, USCIS receipt and other...)

                  STEM extension denied, OPT expired 3 months back
                  Hi ,I came to USA in dec 2009 on a student visa to a ABC University. I finished my Masters in May 2012 and applied for OPT.
                  My OPT was going to expire June 24th 2013 and so I applied for STEM extension in March last week so that USCIS recieved my packet on April 1,2013. June 3, 2013 I got a letter stating RFE for complete employment history right from day 1 of my OPT approval.
                  My employer decided to take the help of an attorney for the filing of RFE where the attorney addressed with my timesheets, training schedule, roles learnt, certification I recieved and also the pay stub when I started
                  working. The packet was recieved by USCIS on AUG 16,2013 and sept 4th 2013, it was updated on the USCIS website that a denial notice was sent, which I have not recieved yet. After reading a few blogs etc I came to know about
                  something called grace period and as per them I am out of status as the grace period completed 60 days after my OPT expiry (i.e Aug 24th 2013) which I was totally unaware of before.I have a valid visa till Nov 2014. I have never violated the F1 status ever before. I applied to a new school ([B] university) immediately and they said I would be getting a new I-20 soon. What are the chances I ll re-enter without a problem and within 2-3days?

                  http://desiopt.com/...

                  STEM extension denied, OPT expired 3months back
                  desiopt.com
                  Discussion Forum for OPT CPT F1 Visa Students from Desi OPT

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                  • #10
                    No i don't think u r sevis is terminated .. U can transfer to new school

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                    • #11
                      I have msged u. pls check ur inboxes or probably the other foler.

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                      • #12
                        Message from reader: The only option he has is to take that I20 and leave the country and come inside USA. Thats the only option he has now. Even I am same par with him.

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                        • #13
                          should he go for a stamping again? or just take the New I 20 and re enter because he has a valid visa? Thank you. You guys do a great job. Keep it up.

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                          • #14
                            Hi i am in the same situation.I have received the rfe for employment history on aug 2,2013.My opt got expired on June 3,2013.
                            I have not sent my rfe response uptil now.I wanted to know which school you enrolled in ?...I am planning to do the same if my STEM OPT gets rejected.
                            please email me on [email protected]


                            Originally posted by DesiOPT-FaceBook-Admin View Post
                            More details from the reader (dates, grace period, USCIS receipt and other...)

                            STEM extension denied, OPT expired 3 months back
                            Hi ,I came to USA in dec 2009 on a student visa to a ABC University. I finished my Masters in May 2012 and applied for OPT.
                            My OPT was going to expire June 24th 2013 and so I applied for STEM extension in March last week so that USCIS recieved my packet on April 1,2013. June 3, 2013 I got a letter stating RFE for complete employment history right from day 1 of my OPT approval.
                            My employer decided to take the help of an attorney for the filing of RFE where the attorney addressed with my timesheets, training schedule, roles learnt, certification I recieved and also the pay stub when I started
                            working. The packet was recieved by USCIS on AUG 16,2013 and sept 4th 2013, it was updated on the USCIS website that a denial notice was sent, which I have not recieved yet. After reading a few blogs etc I came to know about
                            something called grace period and as per them I am out of status as the grace period completed 60 days after my OPT expiry (i.e Aug 24th 2013) which I was totally unaware of before.I have a valid visa till Nov 2014. I have never violated the F1 status ever before. I applied to a new school ([B] university) immediately and they said I would be getting a new I-20 soon. What are the chances I ll re-enter without a problem and within 2-3days?

                            http://desiopt.com/...

                            STEM extension denied, OPT expired 3months back
                            desiopt.com
                            Discussion Forum for OPT CPT F1 Visa Students from Desi OPT

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                            • #15
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