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Mistake while applying for OPT STEM Extension

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  • Mistake while applying for OPT STEM Extension

    Hi,Recently I applied for OPT extension(STEM). My school DSO reviewed my application before sending. But, now I noticed that I did small mistake in I-765 Application form. Instead selecting the option "renew for my permission to accept the employment" (option 3) I selected "Permission to accept the application form" (option 1).

    1)Will that effect my chances?
    2)Before RFE comes, can I proactively send the corrected I 765 application to USCIS?
    3)Or it wont be any problem, Will USCIS automatically understand that (bcz I send my old EAD copy, section 17 C 3C, Section 11: YES)) its for renew?

    This was posted on on February 19th 2013

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    contct uscis


    • #3
      Not sure if it differs from univ to univ, but in my univ they have specifically told me to select option "Permission to accept Employment" and not option "Renewal of my permission to accept employment(attach previous employment authorization document)".

      So, I have checked option "Permission to accept Employment" and I haven't faced any problems in receiving the OPT extension. I received my new EAD within one month.