Expediting OPT


OPTIMISTIC GUY

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Hi,

I am an F-1 student, who had applied for OPT on March-2-2017. I am awaiting a response from USCIS. I received an RFE around 3 weeks back asking for my recent photographs. I had submitted it immediately via UPS. Last week, when I checked my status online read that my RFE was received and they would work on my case.

I have got a job offer from a company and they want me to start immediately. My company had applied for my H1 and it got picked this year. My questions are as follows.

1)    Is there a way to expedite my OPT processing? I have obtained a letter from my company requesting to expedite my I-765(OPT Application) processing. 

2)    Can I visit the field office in my state and try to expedite my case?

3)    Even if the OPT application is approved online, will I get to know the start date only when I receive the OPT card in hand?

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8 hours ago, OPTIMISTIC GUY said:

Hi,

 

I am an F-1 student, who had applied for OPT on March-2-2017. I am awaiting a response from USCIS. I received an RFE around 3 weeks back asking for my recent photographs. I had submitted it immediately via UPS. Last week, when I checked my status online read that my RFE was received and they would work on my case.

 

I have got a job offer from a company and they want me to start immediately. My company had applied for my H1 and it got picked this year. My questions are as follows.

 

1)    Is there a way to expedite my OPT processing? I have obtained a letter from my company requesting to expedite my I-765(OPT Application) processing. 

 

2)    Can I visit the field office in my state and try to expedite my case?

 

3)    Even if the OPT application is approved online, will I get to know the start date only when I receive the OPT card in hand?

1. No way to expedite it especially now, because USCIS top priority is to work on H-1 quota 2018. Since they gave a status of RFE received you should receive an update in a week or two.

2. You can.

3. Yes.

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