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, [...]