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Students and Academics now allowed to Travel to the US Under the National Interest Determination

Entry to the US

On April 26, 2021, the Secretary of State made a national interest determination regarding categories of travelers eligible for exceptions under Presidential Proclamations related to the spread of COVID-19.

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Filing STEM OPT Extensions

F-1 students generally can have Optional Practical Training (OPT) up to 12 months. The OPT must be completed within 14 months of the student’s graduation. However, there are exceptions. Some F-1 students may be eligible for an additional 17 months of OPT following the initial 12-month period extension if the student majoring in one of […]

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Types of Employment allowed for Regular OPT

The optional practical training (OPT) is important to undergraduate and graduate students with F-1 status that are permitted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work on a student visa in their field of studies. F-1 students are usually permitted a total of 12 months of practical training, and some students with […]

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Eligibility for 17-Month Extension of Post-Completion OPT for F-1 STEM Students

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently clarified eligibility requirements for a 17-month extension of post-completion optional practical training (OPT) for F-1 students who are to accomplish STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) degrees.

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Foreign Students (F-1) in Public Schools

Overview Section 625 of Public Law 104-208 places limitations and requirements related to foreign (F-1) students attending public secondary/high schools (grades nine through twelve), under the law. Student F-1 visas cannot be issued to students seeking to enter the United States in order to attend a public primary/elementary school or a publicly funded adult education […]

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