OPT eligibility: minimum 1yr on F1 status ???


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I travelled to US on H4 visa and joined university for Masters in Jan 2015 (Computer Science - STEM degree) as a dependent on my husband who is on active H1 B status.  I applied for change of status from H4 to F1 in Dec 2014 and got approval from USCIS in April 2015.  I'm continuing my Masters right now, and I plan to graduate by Dec 2015. I would like to check, if there is a requirement to be on F1 status for atleast one year to be applicable for OPT ? Although I was a full time student since I joined my Masters, but I'm on F1 status only from April-2015 this year.


Thank you !!



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