As the 2021 academic school year progresses, DHS hope you are adjusting well to changes in your school environment, whether it’s online, in-person, or a hybrid model. Given the impacts of COVID-19 on the international student life cycle this year, Rachel Canty (Director of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program) would like to provide an update from U.S. Citizenship and ImmigrationServices (USCIS) on new flexibilities for some international students applying to participate in optional practical training (OPT) who have been impacted by COVID-related processing delays. Recently, USCIS announced flexibilities for certain international students affected by delayed receipt notices for Forms I-765, “Application for Employment Authorization.” These flexibilities include a 14-month OPT period and options for refiling after an application has been rejected. For more information on these new flexibilities for OPT applicants.
Click Here . . .