Wednesday, October 23, 2013

USCIS Clarifies Rules for 17 Month STEM OPT Extension

USCIS has issued a memo clarifying the rules regarding 17 month OPT extensions for F-1 students with STEM degrees. The memo states that F-1 students may apply for the 17 month extension even if they are yet to complete their thesis or equivalent requirement for the relevant STEM degree.

To read the USCIS memo, click here.