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The immigration rules accompanying the F-1 or M-1 student visas are complex and require the student to remain vigilant so as not to fall out of status. Especially important are the rules regarding practical training or employment related to the field of study either during the course of study or upon graduation.

Student Status? Change to Visa Waiver Status while in US

Yes you can travel in the US after your F-1 student visa expires – if you prepare carefully. We recently received an inquiry from a young student finishing up her studies at a University of California campus who was from a European country. Her student status was about to expire. Although she knew she had… read more

Switching from H-1B to F-1 visa status

We recently were informed of a young soon-to-be graduate student who quit her H-1B job in June while waiting for her change of status application to be approved for a start date in graduate school in September of that year. USCIS issued her a Request for Evidence asking for her most recent paycheck stubs. Current… read more