URGENT: OPT Denied Twice! Out of Grace Period. Options?


Vineel

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Hi,
 
My OPT application has been rejected twice and I am currently out of 60-day grace period. The latest rejection is because of incorrect filing fees. Can I re-submit the application to USCIS with correct application fee? My I20 is expiring on 03/07/2017, and I only have couple of days before I can make a decision. OR alternatively, should I file for a motion to reconsider & reapply (MTR)? I was told by my DSO that my SEVIS record is currently inactive. I am already out of the 60-day grace period after graduating. I appreciate your valuable suggestion and any insight that you can provide for me to handle this situation.
 
 My details:
 
graduated date: 12/09/2016
60 day grace period after graduation: 02/07/2017
 
1st I20 issue date: 10/13/2016
1st OPT application received date: 11/14/2016 (+1 day from 30 days)
1st Rejection notice: 02/02/2017
1st rejection cause: application received after 30 days of I20 issue date
 
2nd I20 issue date: 02/06/2017
2nd I20 valid until: 03/07/2017
2nd OPT application: 02/07/2017
2nd OPT rejection: 02/24/2017 (incorrect fees)
Sevis Inactive: 02/24/2017
2nd Rejection notice physical copy received date: 03/03/2017
 
Thanks!
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On 3/3/2017 at 10:53 PM, Vineel said:
Hi,
 
My OPT application has been rejected twice and I am currently out of 60-day grace period. The latest rejection is because of incorrect filing fees. Can I re-submit the application to USCIS with correct application fee? My I20 is expiring on 03/07/2017, and I only have couple of days before I can make a decision. OR alternatively, should I file for a motion to reconsider & reapply (MTR)? I was told by my DSO that my SEVIS record is currently inactive. I am already out of the 60-day grace period after graduating. I appreciate your valuable suggestion and any insight that you can provide for me to handle this situation.
 
 My details:
 
graduated date: 12/09/2016
60 day grace period after graduation: 02/07/2017
 
1st I20 issue date: 10/13/2016
1st OPT application received date: 11/14/2016 (+1 day from 30 days)
1st Rejection notice: 02/02/2017
1st rejection cause: application received after 30 days of I20 issue date
 
2nd I20 issue date: 02/06/2017
2nd I20 valid until: 03/07/2017
2nd OPT application: 02/07/2017
2nd OPT rejection: 02/24/2017 (incorrect fees)
Sevis Inactive: 02/24/2017
2nd Rejection notice physical copy received date: 03/03/2017
 
Thanks!

You have made two silly mistakes for you to be in this situation. You need to reach out to a good attorney to find out your options.

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5 hours ago, tej123 said:

Hi Vineel,I am also in same situation.Please do let me know if your issue is resolved.Also it would be great if you can give your contact details to discuss the same

Have you not read the answers? You need to discuss your situation with a good immigration lawyer.

Don't try to be penny wise and pound foolish.

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