Frequently Asked Questions about OPT

OPT is Optional Practical Training, an U.S.-government authorized period of employment in the US. This is an opportunity for F-1 students to gain real world work experience after graduation in the U.S. in a job that directly relates to their studies.

The OPT process creates a lot of questions for students. Below are common questions and answers.

OPT Homepage

How to fill out the Form I-765

Other Application Documents and Next Steps