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  • F1 OPT in volunteer work & later COS to F2 while spouse is in F1 OPT

    I am currently in initial 12 months OPT. I am working as a volunteer under a professor in my field of study. I have few concerns about the future step if I don't get job in 12 months period.

    1. I am planning that I will change my status (COS) to F2 (while my spouse is in F1 OPT) if I don't get any job within this 1st 12 month of OPT. Can you kindly tell me if you have heard that USCIS had rejected application of changing status to F2 while spouse is in F1 OPT and specially the applicant was in volunteer work for entire 12 month of initial OPT?

    2. I know that COS takes around 3 months to be process will apply for COS to F2. Now, if it happens that while my application of COS to F2 is pending, my spouse will apply for his OPT application during that time, will it cause denial of COS to F2?

    Your valuable response will be a great help for me. Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by jobless; 05-01-2014, 01:54 AM.

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    • #3
      Your message was posted as anonymous on Facebook wall- (May 4th)


      • #4
        Hello, I am on the same boat. I would really appreciate if u can tell what happened to your status. As i don't have job and I started working voluntarily work under my professor after 7 months of start of opt and now applying for f2. Did Uscis show their concern in your case if u are working under your professor ?


        • #5
          Hi pkum...did you applied for STEM or OPT?


          • #6
            Originally posted by ikv2000 View Post
            Hi pkum...did you applied for STEM or OPT?
            It's regular 12 month opt (no stem ext for my program )


            • #7
              Ok Thanks Pkum... Mine is STEM Extension....


              • #8
                Hello jobless...any updates dat u can share with us? Really looking forward for your reply. Thanks