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Is anyone aware of whether it is okay to use the CPT (curricular practical training) while your OPT (optional practical training) application is still pending?

I am currently waiting for the cancellation of my OPT application to go through so that I can apply for CPT but my start date is coming up so I was wondering if it is fine to use the CPT even thought the OPT application is still pending (but soon to be cancelled)?

closed as unclear what you're asking by Giorgio, ouflak, Dipen Shah, Gayot Fow, SztupY Aug 8 '17 at 14:19

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  • It's probably best if you state your circustances more clearly and expand any acronym. This will allow even those not specifically knowledgeable with your situation to research it. – ouflak Aug 1 '17 at 8:37
  • @ouflak the acromyms are explained at the start – gowrath Aug 1 '17 at 15:35
  • Cool. I'll update the question. What do you want to 'use' the CPT for? Maintenance of your F1? I'm not very familiar with this, having just googled it. – ouflak Aug 1 '17 at 15:52
  • @ouflak work authorisation for the summer on an F1 visa – gowrath Aug 1 '17 at 15:55
  • Ok, I've updated the title. Is that about right? – ouflak Aug 1 '17 at 16:02