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DHS Final Rule on OPT For STEM Students and Cap-Gap Relief effective May 10, 2016

DHS released the final version of the revised STEM optional practical training (OPT) rule today. It will go into effect on May 10th. The final rule will allow F-1 STEM OPT extensions of up to 24 months, replacing the current rule that allows for only 17-month extensions. The rule also includes the “Cap-Gap” relief for any F-1 student with a timely filed H-1B petition and request for change of status. Final STEM OPT

2018-03-04T01:09:18+00:00Mar 9, 2016|