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Warning on F-1 Visas During OPT - October 5, 2017

The Department of State recently updated the Foreign Affairs Manual regarding issuance of F-1 visas. The change puts more emphasis on the applicant’s intent to return to the home country after study in the U.S.

Not only could this change make obtaining an F-1 visa more difficult initially, it means that obtaining an F-1 visa during OPT (optional practical training) will likely be more difficult.

At this time we are advising against making an F-1 visa application during OPT. We will monitor the situation as it unfolds.

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