STEM-OPT eligibility for STEM degree after completing a non-STEM degree


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I am currently holding an H1B visa status while studying part-time but I plan on to change my status into full time F-1 student visa.

Previously I did my PhD from an US University but on a non-STEM subject – so my OPT was only for 12 months before I converted into H1B.

My current subject is STEM eligible – and I am studying at the masters’ level.

My question is –

1.       Am I eligible for OPT after finishing my study in this new F1?

2.       If yes, am I also eligible for OPT extension under STEM guidelines?

3.       And lastly, if I decide to do a PhD later in this subject would I be granted another round of OPT extension based on higher academic level achievement?  

This problem is kind of unique in its nature, and I would appreciate your suggestion or opinion on this.



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