We have substantial experience in F-1 and J-1 status regulations. A list of the issues we have handled successfully includes:

  • Change of status to F-1 from another non-immigrant status
  • Appeal of OPT and STEM OPT denials
  • Reinstatement application
  • Visa denials at the consulate
  • Issues related to employment including CPT and internships
  • Admission and enrollment issues
  • Transfer issues
  • Complex student situations

We have also advised on J-1 issues:

  • Visa denials
  • Employment in J status including Academic Training
  • Two-year home residency requirement 212(e) issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • J-1 waiver applications
  • Enrollment issues
  • Changes of status to and from J status
  • Complex J status scenarios

With over fourteen years of experience in student and scholar advising, we will provide you information regarding timing of switching from a non-immigrant student or scholar status (F-1 or J-1) to a work eligible non-immigrant or immigrant status (H-1B, E-2, E-3, TN, O-1 and permanent residency).

We will also provide advice on complex scenarios involving a non-immigrant student or scholar status.