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Problems for OPT due to governement Shutdown

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    I have applied for OPT in Last Week of August and I haven't received it yet. Does the government shutdown affect this ??
    Usually it takes about 45 days to process OPT and it has 46 days till date but my status on the website still shows the same.

    Please Help

  • #2
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    • #3
      USCIS is working even Government is shutdown. Average time for processing is 60 days and it can take upto 90 days. Don't worry


      • #4
        USCIS works even with govt shutdown...wait for a while you will get it


        • #5
          USCIS have enough money to run for one more year irrespective of this shutdown. .So no worries


          • #6
            Shutdown impact on USCIS

            U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency that processes immigration paperwork, will hardly be impacted at all.
            Unlike some other government agencies, they’re almost entirely self-funded. The fees they charge cover 95 percent of their budget, according to spokesperson Christopher Bentley.

            One of the agency’s services will be powered down, however. E-Verify, a federal program that checks whether employees are authorized to work in the U.S., is federally funded, and will go dark until funding is restored.

            More at:

            How the Shutdown Affects Immigration Services
            Federal agencies that deal with immigration will be impacted by the government shutdown. But that doesn’t mean the government’s business with immigration -- from paperwork processing to immigration arrests -- will stop. Most of the employees in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which...


            • #7
              You can expedite the things up if you have Job Offer letter on you !
              You will get ur EAD at least 10 days earlier than usual ...


              • #8
                I believe that the time span of 45 days in incorrect. IF I remember it takes 60 to 90 days.