F1 Students applying H1B visa 2011- Recession Impact and New rules – What are my Options ?

With the latest news about change in guidelines and recession still prevailing mildly, it is very tough for F1 Students who planned to graduate and get H1B visa. This article will focus on what are the best options to purse if you are F1 Student and why I think they are good with reasons.  Explains …

Read moreF1 Students applying H1B visa 2011- Recession Impact and New rules – What are my Options ?

Sample OPT EAD Card – F1 Visa Student – Information to look out ?

OPT EAD ( Optional Practical Training Employment Authorization) Card is an identification card given by USCIS that represents your legal status in US as student that you are on OPT, after you graduate. It will let you work in USA as per OPT rules. If you do not know what I am talking about check …

Read moreSample OPT EAD Card – F1 Visa Student – Information to look out ?

F1 Visa given for two years, Can I apply for OPT ? Employment after MS ? F1 Visa expired ?

I was recently asked about a question that is very important for students either planning to come to US or already in US and planning to work. Here is the question. This article gives you full details on the process and states the issues. I got visa for only 2 years my MS will complete …

Read moreF1 Visa given for two years, Can I apply for OPT ? Employment after MS ? F1 Visa expired ?

What should I carry to US ? List of things to pack? Costly? USA baggage packing items

I still remember those days when I traveled to US for the first time as international student on F1 visa, where I packed at lot of stuff (three full bags 33 kgs each – Thanks to Lufthansa student promo), which was not necessary to carry. Due to incorrect information and poor guidance I carried way …

Read moreWhat should I carry to US ? List of things to pack? Costly? USA baggage packing items

Transfer to another US University before First semester? Transfer in first week? Issues ?

Transfer US University as F1 student in First Semester or Later Issues

A good amount of students arriving in US for higher education tend to transfer to other schools for variety of reasons like funding issues, on campus jobs, go to better university, study with friends, etc. Let me explain you clearly if you can really transfer and what the conditions are. I will caution you what …

Read moreTransfer to another US University before First semester? Transfer in first week? Issues ?

OPT STEM Extension Rules ? Work for 5 Years with Valid Stamping ?

One of our readers asked, “how many years does f1 visa get stamped……for example if it stamped for 3 yrs …..course completed in 18 months ….then we have chance of working part time .if we don’t get permanent job ….or should we get back home …and file h1b visa ?“. Before we look into the …

Read moreOPT STEM Extension Rules ? Work for 5 Years with Valid Stamping ?

Difference between F1 OPT vs CPT ? Day 1 CPT ? [2020]

OPT vs CPT - F1 Visa Work Options in USA

When international students arrive in America on F1 visa, they usually start to work in on campus jobs. Usually after couple of semesters, you would be eligible to work on practical training…sometimes, you can work even before that, depending on program and school. These work options are broadly classified under practical training. The goal is …

Read moreDifference between F1 OPT vs CPT ? Day 1 CPT ? [2020]