We would like to highlight the fact that ILG offers a useful service for clients who employ F-1 international students: the 17-Month Optional Practical Training (OPT) STEM EAD extension application. This extension is particularly helpful for F-1 employees who were not able to change to H-1B status due to this year’s H-1B Cap Situation.
The STEM EAD extension is available to F-1 students who have received an U.S. degree in an approved Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field, and whose employer is enrolled in the E-Verify program.
The benefits of utilizing ILG for this service include:
- ILG will work with the F-1 student directly, eliminating your need to answer questions about the application process, paperwork, document requirements, etc.
- ILG will ensure the F-1 student’s application meets all USCIS filing requirements and is filed within the 30-day deadline.
- ILG will communicate with the F-1 student their ongoing responsibilities after the application has been filed, in order to maintain eligibility for the STEM EAD extension.
If you are interested in utilizing this service, please contact your attorney at Immigration Law Group.