Optional Practical Training

When should I apply for OPT?
Almost all of the UNT students who use OPT use it following completion of the degree. In this case, you would apply a maximum of 90 days before completion of the degree requirements. The application must be at immigration within 60 days of completion of last requirement for your degree.

If you are a graduate and will use this after completion of coursework and before completion of a degree, you should allow 3 months for approval. Check with an advisor for current processing times. Or, you can check the current dates at the Service Center on this website: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processTimesDisplay.do

Please visit our OPT page for more details: Optional Practical Training Page

I applied for Optional Practical Training. Can I work before my card comes?
You will need to have the approval before you can start working.

Please visit our OPT page for more details: Optional Practical Training Page