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Update on USCIS OPT Receipts



USCIS has extended certain flexibilities to applicants filing form I-765 for OPT as of 02/26/2021. Please read through the announcement carefully. It outlines 14-month OPT period flexibilities while approving applications reflecting the same amount of time originally recommended by your DSO at UTA on your I-20 form. 

Also, USCIS recognizes that the lockbox delays may have resulted on rejected applications, and therefore will accept a refiled I-765 as filed on the original filing date under certain circumstances.

You can find additional details here:
https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-extends-flexibilities-to-certain-applicants-filing-form-i-765-for-opt