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    Hello all. I filed for OPT in March and still waiting for my EAD card to arrive. It should arrive by end if May I was planning in graduating this May, I went to graduation ceremony but I still have to retake a class during the summer. I definitely have to go back home (Colombia) for 2 weeks in June. The problem is my visa expires May 30, 2014. My original plan if I had graduated completely in May was to wait for my ead card, get a job letter (saying that I was expected to start working when I returned from Colombia) and have all the other necessary paperwork in order to apply for a new visa stamp when I went back home in order to reenter the US. I know there was still a risk involved with that plan. Now that I have to take this class from May 12th to July 3rd ( I will be leaving from June 10th to June 25th, already talked to the professor and he will permit me to leave and ill do the missed work home). I will eventually get a letter from my department and international office stating that I have to take this summer course in order to complete my undergraduate degree. So what recommendations do you give me ? Should I cancel my opt (the isss office recommended not to). Should I travel to my home country and apply for a new visa stamp with ead card, job offer, letter from the university stating I have to do the summer course ? If so to be safe when will be better for me to apply for it in Colombia? either in May before it expires, or in June after it has expired? Also, now that I have the letter saying I need to return to school in order to finish my degree in the summer,could I apply for the visa without the ead card (still pending) ? Any feedback I will deeply appreciate it. My goal is to be able to travel in June for 2 weeks and be safe to get a new visa stamp and return safely to the US for finishing my class and doing my OPT. If there is a big risk associated then I will certainly chose not to travel in June, but I really want to go. Thanks and I hope you can reply.

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    Hi, For readers to answer the question, it's always a good idea to keep it short.

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    • #3
      shortened question

      Is this ok ?


      Hello all. I filed for OPT in March and still waiting for my EAD card to arrive. It should arrive by end if May I was planning in graduating this May, but I still have to retake a class during the summer. I definitely have to go back home (Colombia) for 2 weeks in June. The problem is my visa expires May 30, 2014. Now that I have to take this class from May 12th to July 3rd ( I will be leaving from June 10th to June 25th, already talked to the professor and he will permit me to leave and ill do the missed work home). I will eventually get a letter from my department and international office stating that I have to take this summer course in order to complete my undergraduate degree. So what recommendations do you give me ? Should I cancel my opt (the isss office recommended not to). Should I travel to my home country and apply for a new visa stamp with ead card, job offer, letter from the university stating I have to do the summer course ? If so to be safe when will be better for me to apply for it in Colombia? either in May before it expires, or in June after it has expired? Also, now that I have the letter saying I need to return to school in order to finish my degree in the summer,could I apply for the visa without the ead card (still pending) ?



      Originally posted by DesiOPTForumAdmin View Post
      Hi, For readers to answer the question, it's always a good idea to keep it short.

      Could you put down 3-4 important points and questions that needs to be answered. That will be useful for us to post on Facebook.

      Thanks-DesiOPT

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      • #4
        shortened questions

        Hello all. My OPT cards just arrived. I was planning in graduating this May, but I still have to retake a class during the summer. I definitely have to go back home (Colombia) for 2 weeks in June. The problem is my visa expires May 30, 2014. Now that I have to take this class from May 12th to July 3rd ( I will be leaving from June 10th to June 25th, already talked to the professor and he will permit me to leave and ill do the missed work home). I will eventually get a letter from my department and international office stating that I have to take this summer course in order to complete my undergraduate degree. So what recommendations do you give me ? Should I travel to my home country and apply for a new visa stamp with ead card, job offer, letter from the university stating I have to do the summer course ? If so to be safe when will be better for me to apply for it in Colombia? either in May before it expires, or in June after it has expire ?

        Originally posted by diego1690 View Post
        Is this ok ?


        Hello all. My OPT cards just arrived. I was planning in graduating this May, but I still have to retake a class during the summer. I definitely have to go back home (Colombia) for 2 weeks in June. The problem is my visa expires May 30, 2014. Now that I have to take this class from May 12th to July 3rd ( I will be leaving from June 10th to June 25th, already talked to the professor and he will permit me to leave and ill do the missed work home). I will eventually get a letter from my department and international office stating that I have to take this summer course in order to complete my undergraduate degree. So what recommendations do you give me ? Should I travel to my home country and apply for a new visa stamp with ead card, job offer, letter from the university stating I have to do the summer course ? If so to be safe when will be better for me to apply for it in Colombia? either in May before it expires, or in June after it has expire ?

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          • #6
            Your message was posted as anonymous on Facebook wall- (May 23rd)

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            • #7
              This is a tricky situation... I would say take all the documents with you like employment letter, college doc saying you need to take the course and everything you could possibly think of... Normally you have to get a visa stamped after your previous stamp expires... Good luck with your interview

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              • #8
                I would suggest not to make your life more complicated. Don't go to Columbia for 2 weeks.

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                • #9
                  when did you apply for your OPT??and to which Center??

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                  • #10
                    Ya .. U will get only stamped once ur current visa is expried.. But.. Take all ur docs from univ and employer letter..Gud luck

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                    • #11
                      r u applying for OPT at the starting of the semester i mean by may ??? i better suggest you go for a visa stamping because you already have letters from University saying that you need to complete your summer classes to complete your undergrad so your stamping will have no issues and come back attend your classes and by mid of june you can apply your OPT EAD .

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