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Does STUDENT OPTIONAL PRCATICAL TRAINING count for previous emplyment authorization?

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Hi Everyone,

I am applying for i-765 as part of my adjustment of status through marriage. On the form it asks if I ever applied for an employment authorization from USCIS? If yes which office and so on. I came U.S. as a student and after completion of my masters I had applied for student optional practical training card which grants me a year of work authorization. Does anyone know should this be included in the document or just leave it out as it is a temporary work authorozation given to only international students to practice their skills for a limited time. I'm guessing I should put it in but just want to have different opinions.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Germany

I also did OPT, and I would list it. Even if it's temporary, it is a work authorization with an EAD. I already mentioned it in our petition when I listed past employment, and sent them a copy of the card so they knew I was legal.

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