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January 22, 2020
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign occurs every January to raise awareness for and prevent human trafficking. To coincide...
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Student reports qualifying position as OPT employment
July 5, 2018
A volunteer position that is not directly related to an F-1 student’s course of study does not qualify as optional practical training (OPT) and must not be listed as OPT employment on a student’s Student and Exchange Visitor Information System record. If you report a non-qualifying volunteer...
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November 30, 2017
As a reminder, beginning Dec. 4, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will only accept the revised version of the Form I-765, “Application for Employment Authorization.” All applicants, including eligible F or M international students, must submit the new form.USCIS updated the...
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November 8, 2017
In certain situations, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary may decide to provide special benefits to eligible nationals from specific countries, including F-1 international students.Two of these benefits include an emergent circumstances determination and temporary protected...
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October 12, 2017
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released a revised version of the Form I-765, “Application for Employment Authorization.”USCIS will continue to accept both the old and revised versions of the Form I-765 until Dec. 3, 2017. Beginning Dec. 4, 2017, USCIS will only accept...