Im an engineering grad student under F1 status planning to graduate in 3 months. I haven't started my OPT process but plan to as soon as possible to obtain it by January. On job applications, the following two questions consistently appear:
1) If hired, can you furnish proof that you are eligible to work in the country where the job resides?
2) Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for an immigration-related employment benefit?
I would like to make sure I am not lying by answering 1) Yes and 2) No. The following will justify my answers:
1) Yes, I can furnish proof on the grounds that my OPT will be done by the time I graduate and I can thus provide this proof given a certain timeframe
2) No, I will not require sponsorship after my OPT expires. If the employer judges my work worth an H1B sponsorship, I will gladly accept it, however I do not now, or in the future require the employer to do anything on my behalf. Of course, I would like to have sponsorship but I do not require it.
Please let me know if I am answering these questions truthfully, bearing in mind that any other combination of answers automatically disqualifies my application on the grounds that I require sponsorship.