Closer Connection Exception to the Substantial Presence Test for Foreign Students while on F1-OPT?

Asked by: Valerie Marshall

How do you prove a substantial presence test?

To meet this test, you must be physically present in the United States (U.S.) on at least:

  1. 31 days during the current year, and.
  2. 183 days during the 3-year period that includes the current year and the 2 years immediately before that, counting: All the days you were present in the current year, and.