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  • F-1 ‘Cap-Gap’ Status and Work Authorization Only Valid Through Sept. 30, 2018

    F-1 students who have an H-1B petition that remains pending after October 1, 2018, risk accruing unlawful presence if they continue to work on or after October 1, 2018 (unless otherwise authorized to continue employment), as their “cap-gap” work authorization is only valid through September 30, 2018. Due to increased demand for immigration benefits, resulting […]
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  • USCIS Explains that STEM OPT Offsite Employment is Allowed

    On August 17, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its website to reflect changes to the Optional Practical Training Extension for STEM Students (STEM OPT). Importantly, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) clarified that participants of this program can participate in training experiences that take place at offsite locations. Training experiences that are […]
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  • USCIS Taking Steps to Improve Integrity of F-1 and OPT Programs

    USCIS aims to improve the integrity of the F-1 and Optional Practical Training (OPT) programs by implementing an updated process that ensures consistency between Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and USCIS systems and informs students of the potential consequences of working with a terminated employment authorization document (EAD).  Under current regulations, F-1 students in […]
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  • Frequently Asked Questions: F-1 Status

    The F-1 visa enables an individual to enter the U.S. as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, seminary, conservatory, academic high school, elementary school, or other academic institution or in a language training program. The student must be enrolled in a program that culminates in a degree, diploma or certificate and the school […]
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  • Frequently Asked Questions: CPT Employment

    The F-1 visa enables an individual to enter the U.S. as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, seminary, conservatory, academic high school, elementary school, or other academic institution or in a language training program. The student must be enrolled in a program that culminates in a degree, diploma or certificate and the school […]
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  • Back to school…F-1 Fact or Fiction

    As the new academic school years begins, Berardi Immigration Law reviews the basic elements of the F-1 nonimmigrant status. Statement #1: I’m a foreign national, I can apply to any university in the U.S. and obtain F-1 status. FICTION. In order to qualify for F-1 status you need to enter as a full-time student at an […]
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