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May I apply online to extend or change my nonimmigrant status?

21:23 10 January in LAC Blog
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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) allows for electronic filing of certain applications for immigration benefits, including certain Forms I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status.  The agency claims that this will get your application into their processing queue faster than mail delivery.  Given the...

What is the importance of the timing of the filing of the required Form I-693, Medical Examination and Vaccination Report for Adjustment of Status, I-485 Applicants?

21:50 05 September in LAC Blog
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All green card applicants seeking adjustment of status in the U.S.  through the filing of Form I-485 are required to complete Form I-693, Medical Examination and Vaccination Record (“Medical Report), prepared by a USCIS authorized civil surgeon (https://my.uscis.gov/findadoctor).  The U.S. Citizenship and immigration Service (USCIS),...

What types of OPT are available?

07:07 28 January in LAC Blog
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Pre-completion: An F-1 student may be authorized to participate in pre-completion OPT after he or she has been enrolled for one full academic year. The pre-completion OPT must be directly related to the student’s major field of study. Students authorized to participate in pre-completion OPT...