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USCIS News : H1B Premium Processing Suspended Until Feb 19, 2019. Impact Analysis ?

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USCIS announced that premium processing will be suspended for most of the H1B Visa petitions starting September 11th, 2018 until Feb 19th , 2019. Below is a summary of the update and how it will impact various H1B holders and prospective H1B seekers like F1 students, OPT, etc. Summary of USCIS H1B Premium Processing Suspension until Feb 19th , 2019 …

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USCIS News : STEM OPT Employment Permitted at Third Party Worksite. What’s the Catch ?

In F1 Visa by KumarUpdated : 3 Comments

Earlier this year, there were some changes to the USCIS website that said STEM OPT Workers cannot work at third party worksites. There was conflicting information on USCIS website vs. ICE website on this topic and some DSOs were not issuing I20s for students with third party worksite option.  With the recent F1 Visa Unlawful Presence Memo by USCIS , students …

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F1 Visa Unlawful Presence Memo 2018 by USCIS – Summary, Impact

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USCIS originally posted a draft policy memo on May 10th that changes the way they calculate unlawful presence for F, J and M Visa holders. After public comment review ended, USCIS published the final policy on August 9th, 2018 that took effect from the same day i.e. Aug 9th, 2018. This new F1 unlawful presence memo has a significant impact …