OPT – STEM OPT Regulations – NEW

On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security has issued the final rules for “Improving and Expanding Training Opportunities for F-1 Nonimmigrant Students with STEM Degrees and Cap-Gap Relief for All Eligible F-1 Students; Final Rule.”
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has unveiled the STEM OPT Hub, https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/stem-opt-hub.

The current OPT – Optional Practical Training STEM regulations will be effective until May 9, 2016. https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/transition-plan-overview