Re-entering US on STEM OPT after activating PR in Canada



I am currently working on STEM OPT and I have never been filed an H1-B (I missed one chance), I just received the e-mail about sending passport to CIC.

I need to know if I will have any trouble re-entering US on my current F-1 STEM OPT Visa if I activate Canadian PR at their port of entry.

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance!


You need:

  1. valid F-1 visa
  2. valid STEM I-20 with travel signature
  3. valid EAD card
  4. valid passport.

If you have these you’re good to go. I have re-entered twice on STEM OPT. In addition get letter from employer and paystubs etc just in case they ask for it.


Thank you so much for the quick response!


Also, CBP preclearance happens in Toronto itself (and a bunch of other airports), so once you clear that, technically you’re inside the US and waiting for a domestic flight.


Oh that’s convenient! Thanks again! :slight_smile: