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F-1 “Cap-gap” Status and Work Authorization Extension Only Valid Through Sept. 30, 2018

F-1 “Cap-gap” Status and Work Authorization Extension Only Valid Through Sept. 30, 2018

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F-1 “Cap-gap” Status and Work Authorization Extension Only Valid Through Sept. 30, 2018

F-1 students who have an H-1B petition that remains pending on Oct. 1, 2018, risk accruing unlawful presence if they continue to work on or after Oct. 1 

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New bill in US Congress seeks to allow F-1 visa holders to apply for green card

A new bill in the United States Congress seeks to allow students on F-1 visas to seek permanent resident status “while a student or during Optional Practical Training.”

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Final guidance on unlawful presence for F-1 students takes effect with only one minor change

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a revised final policy memorandum (PDF, 129 KB) related to unlawful presence after considering feedback 
received during a 30-day public comment period that ended June 11, 2018.

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The F-1 Visa – Privileged U.S. Tax Status And How To Keep It

Foreign students leaving their home country and arriving in the U.S. for higher education may come across many things that seem alien to them – like the accent, culture, (inexplicably large) food portions, etc. But one area where they are treated as the aliens is under U.S. Federal income tax law.

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​Immigration Agency Launches Online Reporting Portal for F-1 OPT and M-1 International Students

The Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) recently launched the Online International Student Visa Portal for foreign students in the United States under the F-1 Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) and M-1 Practical Training programs.

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For students on F1 visa hunting for jobs, Trump's America is 'closing the door'

Abhijit Tagade’s Facebook profile picture tells you nothing about the F1 visa anxiety levels in Trump’s America 2018.

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F-1 visa 24-month OPT extension lawsuit dismissed

​There’s good news for STEM F-1 visa students who have availed or were planning to avail of the extended 24-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) period, apart from the regulation 12 months of the work-training they receive through the program: a lawsuit to revoke the extension has been dismissed in federal court.

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Bangladeshi student detained at New York airport

​A Bangladeshi man has been detained at John F Kennedy airport in US by the Department of Homeland Security after as he landed on student visa at the airport on Tuesday, human rights lawyers said.

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F1 VISA Students in Trouble - ACICS Accreditation

On Dec. 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it no longer recognizes the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) as an accrediting agency.

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