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Answering HR Pros’ Most Common Business Immigration Questions: How Do I Verify the Work Authorization of F-1 STEM OPT Students?

We frequently get business immigration questions, and many of them are quite similar. Because of this, we like to answer some of the most common concerns as blog posts in the hopes that more people will get the information they need faster. This post will focus on verifying the work authorization of F-1 STEM OPT students. Let’s dive in! How do I verify the work authorization of a student in F-1 status and STEM OPT? […]

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The Trouble with International Students and Online Courses — What You Need to Know Now

Due to COVID-19, SEVP instituted a temporary exemption earlier this year.  It allowed international students to take more online classes for the spring and summer semesters than normally permitted for the purposes of maintaining a full course of study, which enables them to keep their legal F-1 and M-1 nonimmigrant status. Under the proposed modifications, international students will not be able to obtain a visa to come here or remain in the US if their […]

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The Economic Impact of International Students in the US

The number of international students coming to study in the U.S. has declined for three straight academic years. This is significant because of the money these students bring in. How much money are we talking about? According to Open Doors, international students added $45 billion – yes, with a “B” – to the US economy in 2018. And that’s after the declines of recent years. What about all the money our country spends to bring […]

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CPT, OPT, and OPT STEM Guide for HR Pros and F-1 Students

This quick and practical reference PDF provides the information you need at a glance to identify the key differences between CPT, OPT, and STEM OPT – including the basic requirements and work authorization evidence. Thanks go to Ellen Mazujian and Gabbie Buenano for their assistance with this practical guide. Download the PDF

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FAQs for F-1 Students Transitioning to Cap-Subject H-1Bs

This downloadable PDF was written with the assistance of Ellen Mazujian, our newest team member who served as an International Student Advisor at NYU before joining us.  In the document, you’ll find answers to FAQs about the transition, including information on the cap-gap extension. Download Now

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