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marnikarthik1     01/20/2019 23:37 PM
 


I was supposed to graduate in May 2018, but I did not meet the course requirements due to low grades, so I was asked to take one more summer course to meet the requirement. During my last semester, I had applied for OPT work authorization in early March, where I gave the start date of employment on July 4.

According to law, Students can’t work without completing the university course requirement. So, I had to send a letter of withdrawal of my OPT work authorization to USCIS, before my OPT application could get approved.
I sent the withdrawal application to USCIS on May 16th, 2018.
After sending the letter, I finished my extra course and met the university course requirement by July 2nd, 2018.
In the meantime, my OPT was approved on June 2nd, 2018 and I received my EAD card in the month of June (Employment Authorization Document).

My college advisor informed me that, as I have met university course requirements on July 2nd before Employment start date ( July 4th )and also my EAD card got approved, I can legally work from July 4th.

After that, I got an offer to work as a Structural Engineer in July and started working. I updated the work status of my company in the SEVP portal on 27th July 2018 and I never checked it.

But on Aug 23rd, 2018 SEVIS deleted my employment which I wasn’t aware till last week( Jan 2019).

I am not sure what further steps need to be taken, please help me in this matter.

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