New SEVP Policy: Direct Relationship Between Employment and Area of Study to be Determined by DSO
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New SEVP Policy: Direct Relationship Between Employment and Area of Study to be Determined by DSO

On Sept. 30, 2019, SEVP published new policy guidance – “Practical Training: Determining a Direct Relationship Between Employment and a Student’s Major Area of Study.” This new SEVP policy was published on Sep 30, 2019. Not many DSO’s will be aware of this new guidance yet. Please share this page with your DSO and ask…

Breaking News: USCIS Says that STEM OPT Students Can Work At Clients Sites, But Conditions Apply
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Breaking News: USCIS Says that STEM OPT Students Can Work At Clients Sites, But Conditions Apply

USCIS announced today that F1 Visa students on STEM OPT can work at the third party client site but with conditions. The Background: The USCIS updated the website with the language that restricted  F1 students on STEM OPT from working at the client location. Combining that with the Accrual of Unlawful presence memo, made F1 students…

What Happens Next for STEM OPT, H1B Visa Under the Unlawful Presence Memo
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What Happens Next for STEM OPT, H1B Visa Under the Unlawful Presence Memo

You should have heard about two Memo from USCIS in the past few months that’s been discussed and looked through the lens – The Memo for Accrual of Unlawful Presence for F, J and M Visa holders went into effect on August 9, 2018, and third-party placement of STEM OPT workers. The third party work site…

STEM OPT Extension Rule Making Process – 17 to 24 Months
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STEM OPT Extension Rule Making Process – 17 to 24 Months

STEM OPT Extension Rule Making Process have Began. So, how long would it take for Department of Homeland Security to complete and implement the STEM OPT Extension rule? [x_alert heading=”Latest STEM OPT Extension Rule Updated” type=”warning”]Get the Latest Updates in STEM OPT Extension Rule. (Last Updated Oct 16, 2015)[/x_alert] I have witnessed the H4 EAD…

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10 FAQ’s on RFE on STEM OPT Extension with Attorney Bashyam (Video)

Do you want to get 17 months STEM OPT extension approved without RFE? Then you have to watch this video interview with Immigration Attorney Murali Bashyam.  This interview will help you if you are and will be applying for OPT, 17 months STEM OPT Extension and others who want to learn about OPT in general….