All nonresident aliens present in the U.S. under F-1 or F-2 status must file Form 8843 “Statement for Exempt Individuals and Individuals With a Medical Condition” even if they received NO income during 2014. Form 8843 must be filed if … Learn More
You should bring your I-20 form with CPT endorsement, passport, and I-94 card to your employer so they can complete the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form. Employers are required to complete an I-9 form for every employee.
You must be registered in an approved internship/practicum course while on CPT. The internship/practicum course must count toward a degree requirement. You must maintain full-time enrollment while on CPT.
Yes, but only if the extension is necessary for your program of study.
No. You cannot change employers while on CPT. If you must change your employer to meet the requirements of the course, you must reapply for CPT.
Students will need to apply for a Social Security Number upon approval of CPT employment. Once the new I-20 endorsing CPT employment is received, a student can apply for a Social Security Number through the Social Security Office.
Students can work part-time (less than 20 hours/week) during the term and full-time (more than 20 hours/week) during school breaks.
There is no limit to the amount of part-time CPT a student can receive. A student may receive up to and up to 12 months of full-time CPT. However, once a student uses more than 364 days of full-time CPT, … Learn More
Students are eligible for Curricular Practical Training if they Have been enrolled full-time at a SEVIS-approved school for one academic year; Are currently enrolled full-time with a valid F-1 status; and Register for a course requiring an internship/practicum to fulfill … Learn More
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) both allow F-1 students to work while they are studying in the US. CPT allows work that is an essential part of the curriculum and graduation requirements, while OPT allows students … Learn More
USCIS recommends that individuals should have proof of employment upon re-entry to the U.S. when on OPT status. If you have to travel, bring the following documentation with you: Evidence that you have been actively looking for a job Evidence … Learn More
Yes. When traveling, make sure you have the following documentation: Passport (valid 6 months into the future) Valid F-1 visa I-20 (recently signed by the PDSO or DSO) Employment Authorization Document (EAD) card Proof of employment
AUSB does not recommend that you travel while your OPT application is pending.
You may remain in the U.S. up to 60 days after your OPT end date. Exceptions to this grace period include: Extending your F-1 status by starting a new degree program. You must be accepted to the new degree program … Learn More
You are allowed to take classes as long as they are related to your employment. You may not start another degree program while on OPT – if you do, your OPT will be canceled.
Employment must be related to the student’s field of study. Employment options during OPT may include: Paid. Students may work part-time (at least 20 hours per week when on post-completion OPT) or full-time. Unpaid. Students may work as volunteers or … Learn More