OPT Processing time

Expedia Thisismark
May 29, 2018 7 Comments

With the new USCIS rules and recent changes, how long should OPT application take on an average to process?

P.S: I know it’s case by case basis but on an average how long is it taking people currently to get it? Could it take more than 90 days. I care more about not being able to renew my drivers license because of that.

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  • Microsoft maverickk
    2 months at most. There are ways to expedite this. Talk to your congressman/congresswoman. Most of them are ready to help.
    May 29, 2018 2
    • Amazon lDDH24
      Does it really work to contact congressman? My case has been pending for 2 months. I applied for STEM extension and really need to get the result soon.
      May 29, 2018
    • Microsoft maverickk
      Yes, reach out to them. This is a route that few people use but can yield good results.
      May 31, 2018
  • Axtria kzHh222
    75-90 days in most cases
    May 29, 2018 2
    • Expedia Thisismark
      OP
      Business days ??
      May 29, 2018
    • Axtria kzHh222
      Not sure. Calendar days I guess
      May 29, 2018
  • New law
    For the processing time of OPT application, you may check I-765 processing times with the USCIS website. https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/#mainContent Currently, the time range it takes to process I-765 is from 3.5 months to 5.5. months at Texas Service Center. If your OPT application (I-765) is pending outside the normal processing time, you may submit an e-Request Case Inquiry to USCIS. https://egov.uscis.gov/e-Request/Intro.do
    May 31, 2018 0

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