Tag Archives: Immigrant Students

Filing Deadlines for F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Applications

USCIS Service Centers have been taking a more restrictive approach to filing deadlines for F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) applications, which is resulting in unexpected denials. There are several deadlines to consider in handling an OPT application: Pursuant to 8 C.F.R. § 214.2(f)(11)(i)(B)(2) “For post-completion OPT, the student must properly file his or her Form […]

USCIS Discusses New e-Filing System “ELIS” for Immigrant Students

Credit: GettyImages What is USCIS ELIS? USCIS ELIS is a user-friendly system created to streamline the application process for immigration benefits. It allows immigration benefit seekers and their legal representatives to create an account and file benefit requests online. USCIS ELIS provides more accurate and secure customer service. It also allows USCIS to process cases […]