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September 20, 2018
Following the impact of Hurricane Florence on the affected jurisdictions in North Carolina and South Carolina, the Student and Exchange Visitor ...
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October 12, 2016
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will host the Ask the Experts Webinar: Form I-983 on Oct. 19, 2016, from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT and invites science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) optional practical training (OPT) participants to register for the event.The webinar will...
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September 23, 2016
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) optional practical training (OPT) students, schools and employers have until Oct. 5, 2016, to email their questions about the Form I-983, “Training Plan for STEM OPT Students,” to SEVPOutreach@ice.dhs.gov.Student and Exchange Visitor Program (...
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September 7, 2016
Students participating in a 24-month science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) optional practical training (OPT) extension must train with a bona fide employer who can sign the Form I-983, “Training Plan for STEM OPT Students.”  To be bona fide, the STEM OPT employer must be enrolled...
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August 18, 2016
F-1 international students participating in a 24-month science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) optional practical training (OPT) extension must receive fair compensation for their training.Employers must provide STEM OPT students with compensation that is comparable to that of U.S....

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