OPT (Optional Practical Training) and Traveling Abroad
Post-completion OPT Students:
F-1 Regulations allow students participating in OPT to travel abroad. You are eligible to travel abroad on a temporary basis (less than 5 months) and re-enter the U.S to continue employment.
F-1 regulations require that the student present the following documents to immigration upon reentry:
- Passport valid at least 6 months into the future from the date of re-entry
- Valid F-1 Visa stamp
- I-20 containing the OPT recommendation and a travel signature less than 6 months old.
- Unexpired EAD work permit
- Copy of I-94
Proof the student is returning to resume employment. This can be in the form of a job offer letter.