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Through NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement), many Canadian and Mexican professionals have been given the opportunity to work in the U.S. by obtaining TN status. The application procedures for Mexican and Canadian citizens differ, as do the renewal options. Below we set out a guide on how to obtain and renew your TN […]

International students on F-1 visas often find it stressful to study abroad as there are large costs involved. These essential costs include tuition and boarding. Fortunately, if you are a student in the U.S. on an F-1 visa, you aren’t stuck. There are lenders in the U.S. who offer loans to nonresidents as well as […]

Editor’s Note: For information regarding the impact of COVID-19/Coronavirs on H4 visa holders in the U.S. see the following articles: COVID-19 Resources for Visa Holders COVID-19 Unemployment for H4 Visa Holders H4 Visa Extensions for EAD An H4 Visa is a Visa issued to dependents (spouses or children under 21 years of age) of H1B […]

What is the J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program? The J1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program (the J-1 Visa) is a U.S. Department of State program that gives non-U.S. citizens (exchange visitor) the opportunity to work, learn, teach, consult, do research (and much more) in the U.S. The purpose of the exchange visitor program is to promote […]

Disclosure: Stilt is a lending company. Nonetheless, we are committed to recommending the best loan products to our readers when their needs are outside Stilt’s loan offerings.  Right now, it’s easier than ever before to get an online loan with monthly payments. But with that ease, comes the obligation to responsibly and within your limits. […]

Many students who study on an F-1 visa wonder if they are allowed to work in the US during or after their studies. And, what their options are if they are allowed to work. One of the great options for F-1 students is work permission called Optional Practical Training (OPT). Check out our video guide […]

Each year, thousands of foreign workers become employed by American companies that are trying to fill positions that require special knowledge or education. For example, an American architecture company may need a technical writing expert and isn’t able to fill the position with a qualified American worker. Therefore, the company turns to an architectural school […]

College is the time where many young adults begin to think about getting their first credit card. However, without any previous credit history, or knowledge of credit cards, students may hold back on applying for their first card. We created this article to help you determine whether you should get a credit card and the […]

Attending a university in the United States is a tremendous and exciting opportunity that gets many international students really excited. The benefits can be great, but what about the cost? Unfortunately, a college education in the US is very expensive — for citizens and internationals alike. Most students utilize student loans to help cover their […]

You are defined by your credit score by most lenders in the United States, and with bad credit or no credit, you can be at a disadvantage when you need something that requires a loan. One typical suggestion for those to overcome their credit score is find someone with a better credit history to act […]