Sua Posted November 17, 2013 Report Share Posted November 17, 2013 Hello All, Firstly, I would like to thank this forum and its members for being helpful and guiding with solutions. I have a little issue. I am a recent graduate, graduated on 10th August, 2013. I applied for OPT with a receipt date of 12th August, 2013 in Texas. My application is still in the "Initial Review" and it has been over three months. I saw on the USCIS website that the normal processing time is 3 months and I have seen my friends getting their OPTs with in 2 months of application. I was replied to a service request that I created by calling USCIS that my case is in "Extended Review". I am worried because I have a job offer and it requires me to start working from 1st week of December. I really don't want to miss this finest opportunity. I feel that I may not get another such offer. Can I know: 1) what are my options to start working? 2) can I get a temporary EAD? (I was suggested by a friend) 3) can my university adviser issue an I-20 authorizing me to work? (I read this online) 4) how can I make my case move faster? 5) what is the exact meaning and processing time of "Extended Review"? 6) what are your recommendations or suggestions that I should let me employer know? 7) can an offer letter help me? as I am thinking to make an info-pass appointment this week with USCIS. Sorry for so many questions, but I am really running in bad circumstances and will appreciate all your answers. Thank you everyone in advance! Sincerely, Sua. Link to comment
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