Official News Update: DHS working on 17 Month OPT Extension rule

Immigration| Visas
STEM OPT Extension Official Rule Making In Process

There has been quite a bit of anxiety among thousands of current and prospective F1 students regarding the 17 Month OPT STEM Extension rule cancellation since August 12th , 2015. We had quite a bit of unofficial information from AILA, prominent attorneys giving us details and status on this, but USCIS/ DHS did not give […] Read More

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Public Transportation – Buses, Trains, Taxis – Singapore Vs USA

Singapore Publci Transport Options Train Buses and Taxis vs US Options

The ability to travel from one place to another is one of the key aspects to consider when you plan to relocate to a place. One should either be able to buy a car at a reasonable price, have the flexibility to maintain the same at a reasonable cost, and use the same to move […] Read More


3 Latest FY 2016 -H1B, H4 Visa Stamping Experiences – India

Visa Experiences
H1B Visa Stamping Experiences 2015 – FY 2016 India

Below are some of the H1B, H4 Visa stamping experiences shared by our readers. Thanks to Amolk for sharing detail experience. I have taken experience posted by Ram and added it here. Thanks to them for sharing with all of us, you can share your experience here so that we post it on the blog […] Read More


F1 Visa Students Stock Trading – Allowed? Invest – Buy, Sell and Taxes ?

Living as Student in US
F1 Students Stock Trading Options SSN and Tax Info

Many students are passionate about financial markets…some of them might have been investing in stocks in their home country, before moving to US for education…they want to continue to invest in stocks to have an understanding of the US financial markets…the question is around “Is it legal for F1 students to invest in stocks ?” […] Read More


Roads, Buildings, Public Facilities and Infrastructure – Singapore vs USA

Living in USA
Singapore Skyline vs USA

It is very important to have proper infrastructure, roads and buildings, and public facilities  in the place we live…This could be one of the key deciding factors in defining your lifestyle. As part of the Series Living in US vs Singapore, we will cover around this topic comparing America  and Singapore so that it gives […] Read More


Series: Living in US vs Singapore – Move back to Asia from America?

Living in USA
Living in Singapore vs America Series

If you are from Southeast Asia or Indian subcontinent and have lived in America for quite a few years and plan to move back from US someday for one of the reasons like kids education, their upbringing in your cultural values, take care of parents, settle down in home country, etc., it could be quite […] Read More


FAQs on 17 Month STEM OPT Extension Revoked – Impact, Status Issues?

CPT| OPT| On-Campus
FAQs on 17 Month OPT Extension Revoked by USCIS and DHS

Updated : October 5th, 2015 It has been crazy and shocking news for many of the F1 students working on OPT  with the federal judge issuing judgment saying that the 17 month OPT STEM extension rule will be vacated ( cancelled) from February 12th 2016 as US Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) did not follow […] Read More


News: 17 Month OPT STEM Extension Rule Cancellation by US District Court

CPT| OPT| On-Campus
News of OPT 17 Month STEM Extension Cancelled Revoked 2015

Updated : August 23rd, 2015 There has been so much of news and confusion around the 17 month OPT extension cancellation by US District court.  Some feel the news is fake as the document does not have signature…Below is the summary.  To clarify, the news is real and there is so much of press coverage. This […] Read More


After H1B Approval Notice – Process, What’s next?

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Whats after USCIS approval for H1B

Many of the lucky ones, selected in H1B Visa 2016 and have approved H1B petition notice, might be wondering what are the next steps. Our previous article covered the typical Steps After H1B Visa Lottery . Now the next questions are like what do I do with the notice, when can I apply for stamping, […] Read More


Steps after H1B Lottery – Processing, Approval – Flow Chart

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After H1B Lottery Process Steps and Flow chart details by USCIS Statuses

One of the things many of you might be wondering is what the typical steps are after the H1B Lottery happens. We have written an article on the various  H1B Case Status Meaning  and describing what each one of you can expect for your H1B application selected in lottery. In this article we will cover […] Read More

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