After Graduation

Congratulations on your Graduation! Now that you have completed your undergraduate or Graduate degree program in the USA, you now have many options that you can choose and each option has its pros and cons. Choosing the right choice will involve a great deal of research and will come down to personal inclination – but hopefully the information in our graduate line will help, and guide you on the right way to choose the next step in your international educational adventure.

Practical Training on an F1 Visa

An F1 student is usually given one year of post-graduate practical training. Approval for this type of practical training may be granted for a period of 12 months and will commence once you have completed your degree or have completed your studies. Speak to the international student department at your university to find the appropriate forms to apply. They will let you know about the different training options you can access. Find out about your training options when you start studying so that you can prepare adequately for the future.

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The H-1B is offered for a first 3-year period and can be extended for another 3 years, but cannot extend beyond 6 years.

H-1B Visa – Non-Immigrant (Specialty Occupation)

The minimum requirements for obtaining this framework are: (1) a U.S. employer. To support the applicant, (2) a U.S. employer. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, and (3) the relevancy between job offers and applicant’s education and work experience. In addition to the above requirements, it is also necessary to obtain a certification (Labor Condition Attestation) from the Department of Labor before filing an H-1B complaint with the Immigration & Naturalization Service. The LCA is required to ensure that foreign workers are not exploited by American employers and are paid the same amount and receive the same benefits as their American counterparts. The H-1B is offered for a first 3-year period and can be extended for another 3 years, but cannot extend beyond 6 years. Spouses and minor children automatically obtain H-4 visas, giving them the right to accompany the applicant to the U.S. and attend school, but not work, in the U.S.

After Graduation​​ Faqs!

Yes, you can stay in US for 1 year. International students can apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) on condition students work their field of study.

The minimum requirements for obtaining this framework are: (1) a U.S. employer. To support the applicant, (2) a U.S. employer. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, and (3) the relevancy between job offers and applicant’s education and work experience. In addition to the above requirements, it is also necessary to obtain a certification (Labor Condition Attestation) from the Department of Labor before filing an H-1B complaint with the Immigration & Naturalization Service.

Yes, you can extend your H-1B visa for another 3 years, but cannot extend beyond 6 years.

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