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March 16, 2018
If you are an F-1 international student on post-completion optional practical training (OPT) or an M-1 international student participating in...
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November 23, 2015
This week, Study in the States invites its U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partner, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to the blog to explain Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. In this three part series, you will learn about Form I-9, how to properly complete...
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October 5, 2015
M-1 students who study in the United States must attend a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school. M-1 students have the option to transfer to another SEVP‑certified school; however, there are specific rules for this transfer process that M-1 students must follow. These rules...
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September 21, 2015
If you are an F-1 or M-1 international student and you arrived to the United States without a required document, or with unsigned or incomplete documents, you may have received a Form I-515A, “Notice to Student or Exchange Visitor.” When a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer gives you this...
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August 20, 2015
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) recently redesigned the Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status.” By July 1, 2016, all F and M students and their dependents are required to have the redesigned Form I-20. As an F or M student, you may wonder how this...