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rekha_liz     03/30/2020 22:33 PM

Hey guys,

So I sent my application for EAD to USCIS on March 6, 2020 through UPS. I got the receipt of the USCIS receiving my package on March 10, 2020. However, I still haven't got a receipt number or any sort of communication from USCIS. Is this normal under the circumstances? Has anyone else had any similar experiences?

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Jacky2001     03/28/2020 13:21 PM


Hope everyone is doing good in these direful times. I have a small question my EAD card has been approved on Feb -28 (2020) and was sent to me by the USCIS. But the USCIS did not provide correct address they have missed the Floor number of my address as a result the USPS returned back the card to USCIS. On further enquiry with USCIS they said that they have received the card on 16 of March and I have already put a request to resend my card on March - 9. Till now I haven't received any update from USCIS on calling them they have asked me to wait and be patient.

Can anyone suggest me what to do? And is this common if the card is sent back??

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PATELRONAK     03/20/2020 15:02 PM

Hello, i am applying my STEM-OPT Extension and trying to fill the i-765.
In the field

Place of Your Last Arrival Into the United States

What should i write down? i Landed at EWR Airport.

Do i have to write CITY AND STATE BOTH (Newark, New Jersey) OR just CITY (Newark)

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mohan095     02/03/2020 00:33 AM

I have applied for my STEM OPT which will expire in a month. I have applied for my STEM OPT extension before 2 months of its expiry. My passport is due to expire from 3 months from my. I have applied for my passport renewal. Should I update the USCIS application with my updated passport or should it be ok to have sent the application with my current passport.

Any inputs here is appreciated. Thanks

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ShravyaR     12/05/2019 13:09 PM

I submitted my OPT EAD form on May 15th. I received an RFE for my case ( Employer number had changed and not updated).
Resubmitted my application on September 16th and received my STEM OPT approval by September 19th( got the i-797 Approval letter in hand by September 26th).

It has been more than 180 days from May 15th to now, but USCIS say that my EAD has not even started printing! Worse part, my online case status still shows 'RFE received'.

I need help to get the EAD card processed and printed and have no idea why there is so much delay even though I have got my i-797 Approval.

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JayTea     07/10/2019 11:59 AM

I submitted my I-765 application March 19th. Is there anyone who received their EAD card who submitted on that date?!?!

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$Ruchi$     06/24/2019 13:36 PM

Hi all,

I graduated this summer May-2019. I have applied for OPT in March and my case was received to USCIS by March 18th 2019. Its been 98 days still I haven't seen any change on my case its still shows received only.
Does anyone applied to OPT withing March 1st to March 15th and received any notice or EAD ? Please reply.
Does anyone graduated in this May and applied for OPT and received EAD please reply ?
online its showing 1-5 month waiting period and I hope its wrong. :(

Thank you for all your help in advanced !
Good luck to all OPT people.!

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nikunj50     04/14/2019 23:17 PM

I am a F1 visa holder in united states and finished my masters in December 2018. I applied for OPT on November 2nd and 1st time my opt got denied on November 30th because DSO forgot to check one box and school got package of denial itself on 30th day(Friday 4 pm) and hence I was told from my DSO assistant to correct it and send I-765 back but she didn't inform me, it had to be sent back on 30th day or same day itself as DSO assistant wasn't aware. So I did mail that overnight package on Monday December 3, 2018.
After 120 days I got my RFE for OPT on April 3rd, Because I failed to submit I-765 within 30 days of the date, The reason i sent package on 33rd day was it was monday, school it self got OPT RFE on 30th day 4pm and dso assistant didnt know it had to be sent on 30 day.
I got notice on my RFE that I can not appeal for this decision but I may file a MTR. Currently, I have filed a MTR yesterday for this decision with my DSO's explanation that student wasnot aware of 30 day rule and she(dso) was not in office, so she(DSO) could not let him know that it had to be sent on 30th day itself.
I want to know that is there any chance that my MTR will be approved as lot of people are telling me that MTR will likely to fail. How long does it take to get reply of MTR? What are my options right now if my MTR fails and about doing second masters, or School can help me giving employment as h1 petitioner. and all the legal advice for solving this situation would be highly appreciated.

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doubleG     02/09/2019 16:47 PM

Hi all,

I graduated on Dec 15th 2018 and I applied OPT for the first time on Oct 2018, it was rejected by uscis since I got wrong in the category of OPT, and all of my documents have been returned to myself and I did not get any tracking number or paper receipt.
I applied again with my international office advisor on Nov 2018, and got my tracking number and paper receipt on around Dec 2nd, since then I kept checking the status of my case.
Yesterday(Feb 7th), I found the status of my case turned to "Appeal was dismissed" , I am extremely anxious about it and I would like to know does this mean that my application has been rejected again. And since I graduated on Dec 15th, the 60 days Grace period would end in only 5 days so I would like to know should I resubmit my application again before the end of my grace period.


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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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