This policy concerns eligibility to reenter the United States. It does not mean that not having a job offer at the time the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) is approved is a status violation. It is assumed, though, that a student with approved Optional Practical Training (OPT) who does not depart the U.S. must be engaged in a diligent search for employment.
Reentry policies during post-completion OPT when an EAD card has already been issued:
For travel during OPT, follow the checklist below:
We strongly advise you to carry with you your original employment offer letter or proof of job interviews when you travel.
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