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OPT Extension (STEM Majors)

OPT Extension

OPT Extension is available only to those who have completed a degree in a STEM major.  To see if your major is on the list, look for your major code printed on your I-20 (example: 14.0107).  Click here for a document with a full listing of STEM-designated majors.  If your major code is not on the list, you do not qualify for OPT extension.

Information and forms for post-completion OPT are below.  Please read all information and fill out all forms before scheduling your appointment.

Eligibility and Application Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions

Form I-983 Training Plan AND Instructions for completing I-983

I-765 Application Form

OPT Extension Information Form

OPT Tips and SEVIS Requirements

 

For official DHS resources regarding OPT Extension, see the below links:

I-983 Training Plan Completion Tutorial

STEM OPT Hub - DHS Study in the States

USCIS STEM OPT Information


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