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Saturday, June 4, 2016

What is OPT duration for STEM and NON STEM Degrees in USA for F1 Visa (Student Visa)

OPT Stands for Optional Practical Training

There are two types of OPT
i) Pre-Completion Opt, this can be used during vacations and school year. No more than 20 hours allowed.
ii) Post-Completion OPT -- this is one you will get once you are done with your studies.

No matter which one you use, pre or post, the total duration for opt is 12 months. Every time you finish a next level of degree, you can apply for opt.

STEM can get extension of 24 months now. but employer has to do alot of documentation.

90 days : Once your OPT is approved, you need to find an employer in 90 days and report to DSO.


  • Students on post-completion OPT may not accumulate more than 90 days of unemployment or you will be out of valid F-1 status.
  • Students who receive a STEM extension are given an additional 30 days of unemployment for a total of 120 days of unemployment over their entire post-completion OPT period.

How does travel outside the U.S. impact the period of unemployment?

  • If a student travels outside of the United States while unemployed during the approved period of OPT, the time spent outside the United States will count as unemployment against the 90/120-day limits.
  • If a student travels while employed either during a period of leave authorized by an employer or as part of their employment, the time spent outside the United States will not count as unemployment.


What is the best time to start OPT on F1 Visa (Student Visa) in USA

In this video, I discussed what is the best time to start OPT on F1 Visa. As after F1 Visa, students has to apply for job and then converted to H1B Visa, it is very important to understand what is best time to apply for OPT so they can use the time frame to convert to H1B Visa.




Friday, May 27, 2016

How many Pakistani Students are Studying in the United States (USA) in Urdu Language

In this video, I tried to answer below question
How many Pakistani Students are Studying in the United States?

The video shows the data how many students come from different countries to USA for studies.

How to find affordable Place to live in USA on Student, Work or Visit Visa - Urdu / Hindi

In this video, I tried to answer the question
How to find affordable Place to live in USA on Student, Work or Visit Visa?

When you are moving to USA as student, Work Visa or coming to visit USA specially from South Asian regions, you are worry to find the place to live that fits your budget. The video explains different options
How to find shared rooms
How to find single rooms in USA for cheap
How to Find Student Accommodation in the USA
Accommodation Options for students out side of Schools
Housing Tips for International Students
Rental options
Shared apartments and short-term accommodation

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Do I need to pay semester fee lump sum or I can make installments on Student Visa ( F1 Visa) in USA in Urdu/ Hindi?

In this video, I tried to answer below question Do I need to pay all semester fee lump sum or I can make installments on Student Visa ( F1 Visa) in USA? The language used in the video is Urdu/Hindi. The video will discuss following items How much money do you need to start admission process in USA for Student Visa (F1) Do you need to pay all the fee in advance for semester or degree on student visa (F1 Visa) Can I pay my tuition fee in installments on Student Visa ( F1 Visa) How much installment I need to pay for each month on student visa (F1 Visa) Do you have to pay tuition fee for USA before getting student visa ( F1 visa)





Monday, May 16, 2016

Can I work on F1 Visa (Student Visa ) in USA - Urdu / Hindi

In this video we will discuss different options for International students to work in USA on Student Visa (F1)

On - Campus Job
Off - Campus Job
Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
Reality