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OPT employment authorization is provided by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to temporarily allow international students with an F-1 visa in the United States to work up to 12 months in relation to their major of study.
Typical Petition Filing Process:
Typical Length of Employment Authorization:
This information is not meant to be regarded, interpreted, or relied upon as legal advice. While APS will work to keep this information up to date, be aware that visa and immigration policies are always subject to change and we recommend readers reference official government resources.
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