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    F-1 Visa To Marriage-Based Green Card

    Published on August 26, 2022

    Many international students come to study in the United States every year through an F-1 nonimmigrant visa. The visa is granted only for the duration of each student’s program, with some additional months to gain work experience, after which you will need to return to your home country.

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    USCIS Biometrics Appointment: Complete 2022 Guide – What To Bring, What To Expect, And What To Do After

    Published on July 14, 2022

    Attending your USCIS biometrics appointment brings you closer to successfully immigrating to the U.S. If you received an ASC appointment notice, you must attend your biometrics appointment. In this article, you will learn about biometrics’s role in immigration to the U.S., what to bring to your appointment, what to expect after giving biometrics, and an…

  • J-1 vs F-1 Visa - Key difference between J-1 and F-1 visa

    J-1 vs F-1 Visa

    Published on July 02, 2022

    Studying in the U.S. can be a great benefit to those who wish to learn and gain degrees and certifications from institutions that are only located within our borders. On this page, you will learn about the difference between F-1 and J-visas, which are the two main visa options for a foreign resident to study…

  • F-1 Grace Period

    What is the F-1 Grace Period?

    Published on April 04, 2022

    The F-1 visa exists for foreign nationals who want to come to the United States and enroll as full-time academic students at an accredited university, college, conservatory, high school, elementary, or other educational institution (including language training programs). Individuals interested in attending a vocational or nonacademic institution should explore the M visa program. The U.S….

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    F-1 Visa OPT Eligibility Requirements

    Published on March 30, 2022

    Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a form of temporary work authorization for international students under F-1 visa status (who have just graduated with their degrees or have been studying for over nine months) to work legally in the United States temporarily. The purpose of the OPT is to have the students apply what they have…

  • OPT Cap-Gap Rule

    OPT Cap-Gap Rule for F-1 Students Obtaining H-1B Petitions

    Published on March 09, 2022

    If you are an international student on F-1 status and recently graduated, you may be applying for Optional Practical Training (OPT), a 24-month STEM extension, or an H-1B visa. However, you may not know what to do if your OPT authorization (F-1 work permit) expires before your H-1B employment period begins on October 1. The OPT…

  • EB-1 Green Card

    EB-1 for Ph.D. Holders Green Card Process

    Published on June 30, 2020

    Accomplishing the prestigious task of obtaining your Ph.D. is no easy feat. Using it to obtain a green card, however, may prove to be almost as challenging without help. Keep reading to view the requirements for an EB-1 for Ph.D. holders and how you can qualify for this distinguished immigrant visa.

  • J-1 Visa Taxes

    J-1 Visa Taxes

    Published on January 07, 2020

    The United States tax system is a broad, murky, and deep topic. The most important thing is for every eligible taxpayer to have a basic knowledge of what is expected of them based on the category they belong to. As a J-1 visa holder, if you earn wages in the United States, it is expected…