Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary employment that is directly related to an F-1 student’s major area of study. Under the prior rules, an F-1 student could be authorized to receive up to a total of 12 months of practical training either before (pre-) and/or after (post-) completion of studies.

March 4, 2021 Free US Immigration Community Conference Call with Rajiv (Every Other Thursday)

Immigration Law

Substantial transcription for video

Discussion Topics, Thursday, 04 March 2021:


FAQ's: How to deal with H-1B employer paying salary less than required || Green Card Renewal - Do I have to be employed in a similar job? 

Other Topics: Downgrading from EB-2 to EB-3: Interview process, job responsibility, wages and period of time to change jobs || | If approved EB-1C and GC (consular processing): Impact of delay to move to the US || AOS versus NVC processing for family members in different status  || Upgrading to premium processing, while service correction to I-140 pending/options if, spouse moves to EB-3  || Documents required for parents GC  || Spouses changing from EB-2 to EB-3 with a new law firm and service center  || Maintaining status  || Impact of H-4 EAD expiring on spouses  || Time estimate for pending asylum review  || Impact of moving to a new office branch with AOS pending  || Parent on I-140: Impact on 19-year-old son and CSPA  ||  Green Card through Brother or Sister

US Immigration, Rajiv in Q&A with Yudi (H-1B, CPT, OPT, Visa Ban, Citizenship​, Greencard)

***President Biden has revoked the Trump Visa Ban IN RELATION TO GREEN CARD PROCESSING ONLY. It should be effective today, Feb 24, 2121. It might take a few days for this to be fully implemented, but the consulates will still operate under the COVID precautions needed locally.

***OPT Students. Rajiv has sent a letter based upon the difficulties he has been asked to address in the last two weeks.


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Feb 4, 2021 Recording of Free Community Conference Call (Every Other Thursday)

Immigration Law

Substantial transcription for video

FAQs: Filing Supplement J, staying without work on EAD, H-1B denial effect on I-485 Age Out/CSPA for children immigrating to the US

OTHERS: Completed I-765 form with a mistake, will the application get rejected || I-140 is withdrawn before 180 days of pending I-485 and EAD application || WD 7A1 stamp and future vacation travel to US || B-2 visa duration and extension || Getting a US Passport under Section 320 for a Minor || Wait for H-4 EAD or convert visa from H-4 to F-1 (finishing graduate degree online) by traveling to India for visa stamping || On F-1 visa stamped for 5 years for 1-year graduate course and unclear when required to leave || Applying for a re-entry permit after receiving green card || USCIS Receipt Notice Delays for I-140/EB-1C || H-1, H-4, EAD expiring: H-1 extension already filed || B-2 extension and RFE responses for parents during covid || Applying for H-4 after marriage with an approved I-140 || Moving to H-1B from Adjustment of Status if currently working on EAD || L-1A Stamping in Canada instead of India - Advantage || Maintaining H-1B status while waiting for green card || AOS filing and processing questions with H-1 and H-4 parents and child on F-1 now over 21 || Downgrading and processing time issues.