Dear Saurabh, thanks in advance for patiently reading through. I have a complicated situation just like many others. Hope you can help. I graduated in 2003 with a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. I used my OPT till 2004 (full 12 months) and then worked on H1B for 6 years. Never filed for green card as I intended to return. And I did return in 2010. 2 years later in 2012, I came back to get a MBA degree. My questions are
- I know that I qualify for another 6 years of H1B, since I was out of the US for 2 years. However, Will I get another 12 months of OPT, essentially because I was out of the US for 2 years?
- Can I apply for CPT, in case I dont get OPT? Concern is is it technically correct to get CPT after exhausting OPT?
- Shouldn’t I get another OPT since the program is so different? Last one was M.Sc (STEM) degree and this is MBA?
- I know that STEM canmdidates can apply for 17 additional months of OPT? Can I get those 17 months since my last degree from 2003 was in Electrical Engineering?
Thank you so much for your help.