01 Apr 2021

I am on F-1 and will soon be marrying a person who has a green card. Once I get married, will that impact my F-1 status?

Answer Getting married to a person with a green card would have no direct impact on one's F-1 status. However, if applying for certain immigration benefits, such as an F-1 visa at a consulate, it is possible this could create problems related to immigrant intent. (01.Apr.2021)Sheela...

04 Mar 2021

I am on OPT and am employed by an accredited, nonprofit university. The university is going to sponsor me for an H1B position. Do they need to follow the H1B cap timelines?

Answer Accredited, nonprofit universities are generally cap-exempt employers. If a person is going to be employed by a cap-exempt employer, the standard H1B cap timelines would not apply. There is no need to submit a registration, apply in the lottery, etc. The petition can normally be...