22 Sep 2017

I have been working pursuant to cap-gap OPT. The USCIS just issued a request for evidence (RFE) on my pending H1B petition. If we don’t receive a decision by the time my cap gap ends on September 30th, what will my options be?

Answer If your H1B petition has not been approved as of October 1st, you must stop working, but can remain in the U.S. awaiting a decision. If the petition is denied at some point thereafter, you will have to leave the U.S.However, if you transfer your...

09 Jun 2017

Can you please explain whether an academic degree obtained from a university that was accredited at the time the degree was awarded, but later lost its accreditation, …

... is still considered to be an accredited degree? Can such a degree be used to apply for immigration benefits requiring an accredited degree? Answer A degree conferred by an accredited school remains an accredited degree even if the school later loses its accreditation. The USCIS recently...

26 May 2017

I’ve been working on the initial optional practical training (OPT) in F-1 status. I’m applying for the 24-month STEM OPT extension with my employer. We are now in the process of filling out the I-983 form, which I need to give to my DSO so that she can recommend the STEM extension and give me a new I-20 to send to the USCIS together with my application. …

... My employer says that we should put the company’s headquarters address in response to the question about the name and the address of the actual work site. Would this be acceptable? I’m working at different client sites for relatively short periods of time and...

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