Travel and Re-Entry before the OPT start date:
After completion of your program, if you leave the U.S. and re-enter before your OPT start date (as indicated on your EAD), you may be required to provide all documentation as listed above.
Travel during the Cap Gap Extension of OPT
For more information visit CAP-GAP Extension Of OPT. Students are strongly advised not to depart the U.S. until they qualify for travel and re-entry in H-1B status.
Note: If you re-enter the U.S. in another status (such as B-1/B-2 tourist), you will no longer be eligible for or able to use OPT.