OPT Missing I-20/OPT EAD Letter Template

As part of your OPT application to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) you are required to include copies of previously issued I-20s and EADs associated with prior periods of CPT and OPT.

  • If you are missing copies of previously issued I-20s, you may be able to contact the international office at the school you attended to see if they are able to provide you with copies.
  • If you are unable to include previous EADs, you should attach copies of any receipt and approval notices you received from USCIS relating to those applications if you have them in your possession, so as to provide USCIS with as much information as possible.
  • If you are unable to locate any documentation, you may use the HIO's template letter, linked below, to include with your application to USCIS.
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