The Murthy Law Firm is offering a series of three teleconferences on F-1 student issues during the 2014-2015 academic year. This teleconference series is designed to assist international students in F-1 status develop a good understanding of F-1 rules and regulations in order to avoid common pitfalls and maintain status. The first teleconference will be October 21, 2014. The next teleconference will be January 27, 2015, as the second semester gets underway. The academic year will draw toward a close with our last teleconference in this series on May 12, 2015.

Register by using the form at the bottom of this page. The Murthy Law Firm is providing this teleconference series free-of-charge. (Long-distance or phone service charges from your provider may apply.)

Overview of F-1 Status Requirements: Understanding the Rules

Tuesday, 21.Oct.2014 at 3pm, Eastern Time, U.S. (rebroadcasted at 6pm and 9pm)

Our October 21, 2014 teleconference for students will provide an overview of immigration regulations and policy guidance governing F-1 nonimmigrant status. It is important for F-1 students to understand and comply with complex rules in order to maintain valid status in the U.S. These rules govern most daily aspects of student life, including academic study, class enrollment, employment, travel, financial ability, and practical training, among others. A clear understanding of the basics for maintaining F-1 status is important in order to recognize and address potential problems as soon as they arise.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Beyond: Avoiding Pitfalls

Tuesday, 24.Feb.2015 at 3:00pm, Eastern Time, U.S. (rebroadcasted at 6pm and 9pm)

Our February 24, 2015 (rescheduled for January 27th) teleconference for F-1 students will address the requirements for Curricular Practical Training (CPT), exceptions to the full-time enrollment requirement, distance learning limitations, and special circumstances requiring authorization from the DSO or USCIS. The teleconference will provide common examples of situations that Murthy Law Firm attorneys have encountered in their practice representing students before the USCIS. The teleconference will also provide helpful advice on avoiding problems before they arise and minimizing the negative consequences of problems and issues if they do occur.

Optional Practical Training (OPR), Travel, and Transition to H1B

Tuesday, 12.May. 2015 at 3:00pm, Eastern Time, U.S. (rebroadcasted at 6pm and 9pm)

Our May 12, 2015 teleconference will conclude this series for students by addressing common issues and questions encountered by F-1 students at the end of their program of study. Students will learn the requirements for OPT and will receive helpful hints and advice on how to avoid certain problems with the OPT application and employment. In addition, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will discuss travel at the end of the school year and program of study, transition to H1B status, and related matters.

Registration for Teleconference Series for F-1 Students

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