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OPT STEM EXTENSIONS ARE NOW 24 MONTHS

The rule regulating theSTEM OPT was published in the Federal Register last month 81 FR 13039.  Previously the extension was available for 17 months on top of the initial 12 months. The new rule means that upon completion of one full year of academic studies in the US a foreign/international student is eligible for 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT). After May 10, 2016 when the initial OPT is about to expire a student may apply for STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) OPT 24-month extension.

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EB-1A Alien of Extraordinary Ability

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Many people assume that the aliens that come into the US are the typical oppressed people that are trying to escape poverty and get to somewhere safe that them and their family can have a decent life. In fact, the real people who built America are those who brought they skills, education, experience and perseverance to succeed in America. The US legal system still recognizes the need for foreign talent and has developed intricate visa categories to fix those who are in need in America.
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OPT STEM EXTENSIONS ARE NOW 24 MONTHS

The rule regulating theSTEM OPT was published in the Federal Register last month 81 FR 13039.  Previously the extension was available for 17 months on top of the initial 12 months. The new rule means that upon completion of one full year of academic studies in the US a foreign/international student is eligible for 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT). After May 10, 2016 when the initial OPT is about to expire a student may apply for STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) OPT 24-month extension.

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EB-4 Special Immigrant Visa for Afghani Nationals

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The EB-4Special Immigrant visa program has a specific section for Afghani Nationals, who are looking for permanent residence, who were employed by the U.S
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H-1B VISA CAP 2016

H-1B VISA CAP 2016 | ilex_law | Scoop.it

Today is the first day USCIS accepts H-1B filings for the 2016/17 Cap. The regulations have not changed since the 90ies and the limits are still the same, totaling to 85,000 open slots. 20,000 will be set aside for the applicants that have US Master’s degrees. The USCIS will continue accepting H-1B cases for 5 business days (until April 6th, 2016). Our law firm filed most of our petitions yesterday and all our packages should be delivered today to the Vermont Service Center and California Service Center.

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