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Everything You Need to Know About OPT Work Permit (F-1 Students)



Important information for International Students! 🌍🎓 Nisha Karnani (one of our attorneys who helps a lot of F-1 international students) breaks down the Optional Practical Training (OPT) work permit for F-1 Students.


OPT allows F-1 students to work in the US to get hands-on experience in their field of study.


✨OPT typically lasts for 12 months, but if you're a STEM major, you might score a 24-month extension. Make sure you're on top of deadlines and requirements. Keep your DSO in the loop about your job info, hours, and any changes.


If you're eyeing a longer stay in the U.S., connect with an immigration attorney early on.


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