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May 21, 2020
As a U.S. government system, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) must conform to the federal government’s security procedures...
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Student reads paperwork to file taxes
April 9, 2019
Each year—usually by April 15—anyone who earns an income in the United States is required to file and pay taxes to the federal government. However, F and M international students must follow special regulations when paying taxes on their income.  For information on how to file and pay your taxes...
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...
An international student working with a customer in a stationery shop after receiving authorization with the revised Form I-765
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...