If you studied in the U.S. on an F-1 visa and you are currently in the U.S. on a post completion OPT, you may [...]
My H-1B registration was selected in the lottery and my F-1 OPT work authorization expires soon. Does the H-1B application have to be filed before it expires??
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a company to hire workers in specialty occupations. There are a limited number of H-1B petitions that USCIS [...]
What is the Last Action Rule? Should I be worried when I travel internationally after the H-1B petition was approved but before the H-1B effective start date?
Let’s analyze the following scenario: You were in the U.S. on a post-completion OPT and found an employer willing to sponsor you for an [...]
What is STEM OPT extension? What degree do I have to have to qualify for the STEM OPT extension? When do I have to apply for the STEM OPT extension?
If you are currently in the U.S. and you are participating in a regular OPT, you may apply for a STEM OPT if you [...]
I am studying in the U.S. on F-1 visa. Can I work in the U.S.? What is on-campus and off-campus employment? What is CPT and OPT?
If you are studying in the U.S. as a full-time student at an accredited college or university on an F-1 visa, you may be [...]
What is Cap-Gap Extension? Can I stay in the U.S. after my OPT work authorization card expires but before I am able to start working in H-1B status?
Let’s analyze the following scenario: You are in the U.S. on F-1 OPT status and you are working for an employer. During the cap [...]
In May 2018, USCIS quietly changed the rules for offsite STEM OPT workplace placement on its website that disallowed STEM OPT students from being [...]
For many foreign nationals who travel to the United States to study and earn a bachelor’s degree in the fields of science, technology, engineering [...]
Automatic Termination of OPT for F-1 Students if they Transfer to a Different School or Begin Study at Another Educational Level
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have issued a reminder that F-1 students on Optional Practical Training (OPT) will have their OPT [...]
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released it spring 2018 regulatory agenda, proposing significant changes to the B-1 and B-2 temporary visitor categories, [...]
USCIS Tightens Language on Employer-Employee Relationship and Third-Party Placement for STEM OPT Students
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) quietly revised the STEM OPT requirement page, showing only as “last reviewed/updated”, on January 24, 2018. [...]
What is the SEVP Portal? What Are the Legal Reporting Requirements for an F-1 Student on Post-Completion OPT?
Foreign nationals who enter the United States to pursue educational degrees are admitted as F-1 nonimmigrants. Students on an F-1 Visa have the option [...]
I have an employee on OPT. Are they eligible for the STEM extension? What are the employer and student obligations under the STEM OPT program?
What is OPT? If you are a foreign national in the U.S. on an F-1 visa you can participate in temporary employment that is [...]
On March 11th 2016, the Department of Homeland Security issued a rule allowing certain students on F-1 visas with degrees in science, technology, engineering, [...]