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  • USCIS extend my OPT- got 5 months ONLY

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    If anyone with similar situation. I got OPT card only for 5 months but not for 12 months .I am trying to contact USCIS to extend my OPT card heard some people have done that?
    -Anyone with similar experience can share with me plz..( like procedure, documents required)

    This was posted on on 2nd oct 2013

  • #2
    OPT Start date 09/16/2013 and end date 02/19/2014


    • #3
      What is your OPT Start Date and OPT End Date on the EAD Card?


      • #4
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        • #5
          When did you graduate? which course did you choose in MS? Is this your first opt?


          • #6
            i graducated in dec 2012 has MS in engineering management ..yes its my first opt


            • #7
              Another reader had shared similar experience, he received OPT for only 10 months after contacting USCIS, this is what he found

              OPT Validity for 10 months - experience
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