Is Day 1 CPT a good option? If so, is traveling outside the U.S. while attending such a school a problem?21 May 2018
There is nothing inherently wrong with day-one CPT, if it complies with the regulations. It does receive a great deal of scrutiny from the USCIS, however. And, historically, some of the schools that have offered day-one CPT have failed to fully comply with the various requirements; in several notable cases, this has caused enormous immigration problems for the F-1 students attending these schools. But, day-one CPT it is still permissible so long as all the rules and regulations are followed.
Travel is permissible, but visa “stamping” may be risky, depending on the circumstances. (21.May.2018)
In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law in real time. For details on chat participation, click here.
Access more FAQs here.
Copyright © 2018, MURTHY LAW FIRM. All Rights Reserved