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Switching careers or fields of study is extremely common even for those with advanced degrees, whether it’s done because an individual loses interest in the field or sees more opportunity elsewhere. Going back to school or changing careers can be extremely difficult for immigrants and visa-holders, though, who often face complications in maintaining legal status. […]

If you have applied for an international student loan and are waiting for approval, you may have received a notice to say that your loan has been conditionally approved. This causes a lot of people to be confused and unsure whether or not they have gotten their loan. It’s a stressful time for people: the […]

For those in the process of applying for a green card, the experience letter requirement can be a confusing aspect of the application. To help understand what should go into a green card experience letter, we’ve put together all of the information here for you, along with a template that you can use! What is […]

At a Glance: The US Port of Entry (POE) process can be a nightmare for F1 visa holders. The best thing to do to avoid this nightmare is to be completely aware on how the US POE process works a visa type. You finally received the stamp that will grant you access to pursue higher […]

This year the United States and the United States Citizenship and Immigration services (USCIS) have to handle a high number of H1B applications. What is the H1B Visa? The H1B visa is provided to highly skilled workers that are hired by multinational companies. The H1B allows specialized employees to live and work in the United […]

Needless to mention, one of the major driving forces behind people moving to the US on H1B visa is to make more money and to save more money. But, how much is too much? Do the people who actually move to the US able to make the money as per their initial expectations? How lavish […]

At a Glance: H1B taxes refer to the taxes that H1-B visa holders are required to pay on their income in the United States. These taxes include Social Security and Medicare taxes, federal income tax, state income tax (depending on the state of work), and other payments such as healthcare contributions. The tax rates and […]

At a Glance: To obtain an H1B visa, an employer must initiate the process. They need to obtain a Labor Condition Application form, file an I-129 petition with USCIS, and if approved, you can obtain the visa. There are two ways to obtain the visa: through a change of status if already in the US […]

Overview: If you are a student with F-1 or J-1 status, employment opportunities for you in the US could be limited. Further, international students cannot work without approval and permission by the university. They might need to return back to your home country if they work without proper approvals. As a matter of fact, J-1 […]

CPT  Overview Before we delve deeper and find out the eligibility criteria for the CPT, it is necessary to know what CPT is. Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is an off-campus employment option specifically meant for F-1 students. It is an integral part of the programs where on-field training is a necessary part of the academic […]