NOTE: Please allow up to 10 business days for processing, so plan accordingly. Reviewing and processing STEM OPT applications requires more time and more careful processing. Depending on the volume of all applications we receive, sometimes we may really need 10 business days to process these requests. Thank you for your understanding.
Resources: NAFSA, Association of International Educators, USCIS 24-month STEM OPT Hub; Fragomen Worldwide Law Firm STEM OPT Alert