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  • STEM Extension Rejection after late DSO i20 recommentation

    I have applied for my STEM extension 2 months before my OPT will expire with all valid documents. DSO recommentation of STEM in i20 was on October 24 and my packet was received by USCIS on November 24(32 days later).My OPT will end by Jan 31 2015. I have seen on instructions of I765 form that it should not exceed 30 days. I called USCIS to ask about 30 day rule for OPT STEM EXTENSION(twice) and they said there is no such rule for Stem extension.But my school says there is high chance for rejection.My OPT expires on Jan 31 2015.My application is still in initial review. What are the chances of getting STEM extension? Is there any thing I can do now, as my application still in initial review and I have Jan 31 2015 as deadline?
    My school says they can pull/withdraw STEM Extension and may be able to request an expedited update given the fact that I need to apply for STEM again…However, they cannot promise that it would work or estimate how quickly it would be done…All they could do is submit a request.Should I take chance for cancelling my current application and reapply again (but again school cannot gurantee If they can cancel my application within my current OPT ends,i would be in a problem if cancellation happens after my current OPT ends,because I wont be able to reapply again)or wait till USCIS replies back with denial?

    If its denied, are there any chances to get my STEM by applying for MTR?
    Last edited by ; 12-16-2014, 07:39 PM.

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    Originally posted by Nisha Selvarajan View Post
    I have applied for my STEM extension 2 months before my OPT will expire with all valid documents. DSO recommentation of STEM in i20 was on October 24 and my packet was received by USCIS on November 24(32 days later).My OPT will end by Jan 31 2015. I have seen on instructions of I765 form that it should not exceed 30 days. I called USCIS to ask about 30 day rule for OPT STEM EXTENSION(twice) and they said there is no such rule for Stem extension.But my school says there is high chance for rejection.My OPT expires on Jan 31 2015.My application is still in initial review. What are the chances of getting STEM extension? Is there any thing I can do now, as my application still in initial review and I have Jan 31 2015 as deadline?
    My school says they can pull/withdraw STEM Extension and may be able to request an expedited update given the fact that I need to apply for STEM again…However, they cannot promise that it would work or estimate how quickly it would be done…All they could do is submit a request.Should I take chance for cancelling my current application and reapply again (but again school cannot gurantee If they can cancel my application within my current OPT ends,i would be in a problem if cancellation happens after my current OPT ends,because I wont be able to reapply again)or wait till USCIS replies back with denial?

    If its denied, are there any chances to get my STEM by applying for MTR?

    I am facing similar issue. Date of issue for my I20 is 2nd October and my application was received on 3rd November. Admin has posted my question on FB and someone has replied that she received her EAD card even though she submitted it after 36 days. So hopefully everything would be fine for us.

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      • #4
        Your message was posted as anonymous on Facebook wall- (Dec 18th)

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        • #5
          In general uscis does not directly deny the application without sending an rfe .. So wait for rfe and send response to that

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          • #6
            Well, it depends. I applied for stem extension with a 2 month old i20. I was granted stem extension opt without any hassle. Worst case, you 'll get rfe.

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            • #7
              Relax buddy let them process it..

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