Navigating Options for F-1 Students with Terminated SEVIS Records

Navigating the complexities of maintaining F-1 student status can be challenging. A recent discussion highlighted two primary options for F-1 students whose SEVIS records have been terminated: traveling outside the United States to re-enter or applying for reinstatement. Each option has its pros and cons, depending on individual circumstances. This blog post...

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Streamlining the Nonimmigrant Visa Process for U.S. College Graduates

The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced new measures to streamline the process of obtaining employment-based nonimmigrant visas for graduates from U.S. colleges who have secured job offers. This initiative is designed to expedite the issuance of nonimmigrant work visas for eligible individuals.

Key Highlights of the Initiative
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Unlocking the Door to Opportunity: Navigating the New USCIS Guidelines for International Students

In a significant move aimed at enhancing the clarity and accessibility of its policies, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has unveiled updated guidelines within its policy manual, specifically targeting the F and M student visa categories. This comprehensive update serves as a beacon of guidance for international students navigating the...

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Summary of the Major Provisions of the Recently Promulgated Regulatory Action – F-1 OPT STEM Extension.


Volunteer positions that are not directly related to your course of study do not qualify as optional practical training (OPT) and must not be listed as OPT employment. Reporting non-qualifying volunteer opportunities as OPT employment will be deemed a violation of your reporting requirements and subject you to removal from the United States.

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