Travelling on OPT

Goldman Sachs bMNx07
Oct 30, 2018 11 Comments

Is it safe to travel outside US when you have 3 months left on your initial OPT? Can you be denied entry just because you have a certain duration left on OPT? I am planning to Apple for STEM extension once I am back.

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TOP 11 Comments
  • Apple / Eng Schneider
    Don’t travel unless it’s an emergency- you really want to bet your career on a USCIS officer who might be cap-wearing MAGA guy?
    Oct 30, 2018 2
    • Goldman Sachs bMNx07
      OP
      Do you think the officer can deny entry because of short duration left on OPT?
      Oct 30, 2018
    • Autodesk DouP01
      Officer can even throw out your visa based on their discretion. It’s always a risk.
      Oct 30, 2018
  • New / Eng
    RightBrain

    New Eng

    PRE
    Google
    RightBrainmore
    First apply for STEM, then travel. I was in a same boat last year. I applied just before 1 week of traveling.
    Don’t risk by traveling without applying.
    Oct 30, 2018 2
    • Goldman Sachs bMNx07
      OP
      Was it stem extension or initial OPT?
      Oct 30, 2018
    • New / Eng
      RightBrain

      New Eng

      PRE
      Google
      RightBrainmore
      I was on initial Opt. I applied for stem before traveling.

      Carry 765 form too.
      Oct 30, 2018
  • Autodesk DouP01
    You should apply 3 months ahead...
    Oct 30, 2018 2
    • Goldman Sachs bMNx07
      OP
      I am gonna be late just by a week in applying.
      Oct 30, 2018
    • eBay tpXj01
      It's not exactly three months. Usually you get an approval in around 70 days..
      Oct 30, 2018
  • Apple / Eng Marijuana
    If you have already applied for stem, do not travel.
    Oct 30, 2018 1
    • Goldman Sachs bMNx07
      OP
      Haven't applied.will apply once I am back
      Oct 30, 2018