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USCIS Eliminates Unnecessary Paperwork in Applications for Change of Status to F-1 Student Visas

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Aug 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

For someone having entered the U.S on a visa, for example a B-2 visitor visa, changing to an F-1 student visa presented a very tricky logistical bureaucratic nightmare that often led to disastrous results. That’s why we’re very happy about USCIS’s latest policy decision - which eliminates the need for an extension application while waiting for an F-1 change of status decision. Read our latest blog to learn what this means for you.

Possible Expanded Opportunities for Employment Authorization for F-1 Students During the Pandemic

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Apr 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ordinarily, students on F-1 visas are very limited in their employment opportunities. Typically international students are only allowed to work on their college campuses. Under 8 CFR 214.2(f)(9), however, USCIS has discretion to allow students on F-1 visas to request employment authorization to work off-campus due to severe economic hardship because of unforeseen circumstances beyond your control.