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Applying for OPT
Optional Practical Training (OPT) allows an F-1 student to work in a job related to the student's field of study.
You are permitted to work 12 months full-time. Part-time practical training (20 hours per week or less) will be deducted from the available practical training at one-half of the full-time rate. You may receive monetary compensation or academic credit during your practical training. Students may engage in OPT:
- while school is in session
- during vacations
- after graduation
For post-completion OPT, you must make the request prior to graduation and complete employment within 14 months of your graduation. Applications (pre and post-completion) may be submitted 90 days before employment begins. Please allow 80 or more days for processing time after your application is sent to USCIS.
Complete Form I-765 (.pdf form).
Have two immigration photos made at AAA or Wal-Mart
Decide the dates you wish to be employed
Visit the Center for Global Education to have information entered into SEVIS. Bring
- a check or money order for $340 made payable to "Department of Homeland Security,
Mail Form I-765, photos, copies of passport, I-94, new I-20 with OPT notation, and check or money order to:
Nebraska Service Center
P.O. Box 87765
Lincoln, NE 68501-7665