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Day 1 CPT – F1 Foreign Students Arrests in US – Univ. of Farmington

In CPT| OPT| On-Campus by KumarUpdated : 4 Comments

Many of you are aware of the past issues from fake universities such as Trivalley State University, University of  Northern New Jersey that impacted many hundreds of F1 students. On the same lines, earlier today ICE arrested many F1 foreign students in multiple cities, who all were attending a fake school created by federal agents called “University of Farmington”, which …

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

In CPT| OPT| On-Campus by KumarUpdated : 2 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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SEVIS, SEVP Portal Updates – OPT Cap Gap Date Extended – H1B Lottery Selected ?

In CPT| OPT| On-Campus by KumarUpdated : 1567 Comments

There have been lot of frantic discussions on the blog with various sorts of information from students who have called help desk, talked to DSOs, what they see in SEVIS. There have been some recent changes with SEVIS and recent launch of SEVP Portal this year that make some of these changes automatic. Let’s look at the details. Background : …

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

In Living as Student in US by KumarUpdated : 12 Comments

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 ?” . We will cover various …