Re-Initiating OPT After cancellation

Hi All,

In 2017 I had my OPT approved and also I had H1 picked, but my college was closed and to keep my Sevis active I had to take another admission. Due to Sevis transfer my OPT was cancelled. I am about to complete my masters in August 2019 and I still have 5 months of OPT left in OPT which was cancelled. I have heard that I reapply for the remaining OPT term (the 5 months which is left). If it is true then what are the chances of getting approved and how long will it take?


Yes, you maybe able to re-capture unused time in OPT. This all depends on the DSO authorization and USCIS discretion. Please work with your DSO and then take required steps to leverage that.