Free EB-5 Project Evaluation How might an I-526 Petition affect a current F-1 student’s application for CPT or OPT?

Since Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) are temporary forms of employment authorization based on the F-1 status, an I-526 Petition will not have any bearing on either unless the petitioner must renew his/her F-1 Visa. If F-1 status is expected to expire before the petitioner is granted conditional permanent residence, it may be difficult to maintain nonimmigrant status and remain in the U.S. An F-1 student should consult a qualified immigration attorney before pursuing the EB-5 Program.