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Immigration Law

USCIS Interim Memo for Comment: Extension of OPT for STEM

SUBJECT: 17-Month Extension of Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students Enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Degree Programs

"The purpose of this policy memorandum (PM) is to clarify the eligibility requirements for a 17-month extension of Post-Completion OPT for F-1 students enrolled in STEM degree programs."

Posted: 10-21-2013
Comment period ends: 11-01-2013
This memo is in effect until further notice.

USCIS, Oct. 6, 2013.