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Frequently asked questions answered in The Economic Times NRI Helpdesk by Rajiv : What are the risks involved in renewing F1 visa in another country?

Published by: The Economic Times: August 01, 2022

Question: I have been in the U.S since 2017, and my F1 visa expires this month due to the 5 year validity period.

Answer: First of all, unless you are traveling, you do not have to renew your visa. If the visa expires while you're still completing your course, it's absolutely no problem.

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New STEM Resources Available on USCIS Website

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published additional online resources on uscis.gov to provide an overview of some of the temporary and permanent pathways for noncitizens to work in the United States in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This guide also highlights some of the most important considerations for STEM professionals who want to work in the United States.

New pages:

USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through Oct. 23, 2022, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors. Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in the following requests or notices before taking any action, if the request or notice was issued between March 1, 2020, and Oct. 23, 2022, inclusive:

Rajiv's Article - Immigration scams are on the rise in the US. Here's what you should know

Published by: The Economic Times - Date: July 23, 2022

Synopsis
The scams are varied and use multiple points of contact like emails, websites, and mail. Many times, the amount of information the scammers possess about you might astonish you, but that should be taken as an indicator of the caller’s veracity.

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USCIS Updates Guidance for O-1 Petitions with a Focus on STEM Fields

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today updated its Policy Manual to provide further guidance on evidence that can be used to support a petition for an O-1A nonimmigrant of extraordinary ability with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.