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Fall 2021 F-1 Employment Authorization Workshop Series 

ISO hosted several workshops related to F-1 employment authorization during the Spring 2021 semester. These workshops can be a useful tool to get a sense of the timing and procedures required for various employment activities you may be interested in pursuing.

Topic: International Student Entrepreneurship (with UR's Ain Center)
Date: Monday, November 1, 2021
Description: The Ain Center for Entrepreneurship and ISO held this workshop specifically for international students who are interested in entrepreneurship, with the helpful input of immigration attorneys from Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP. This workshop provides information for international students to better understand the restrictions and risks in trying to start their own venture in the US. Learn more about how your status as an international student plays into your entrepreneurship journey.

Recording | Presentation Slides

 

Topic: Work After Graduation and F-1 OPT Application Procedures
Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Description: This workshop provides a detailed overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT) - what it is, how to apply for it, and how to use it. This workshop covers topics such as employment and unemployment during post-completion OPT, travel on OPT, the STEM OPT extension, and transitions to H-1B. Students can apply for post-completion OPT up to 90 days before their program end date, so if you will be graduating this semester, now is the time to begin thinking about this process.

Recording | Presentation Slides | Additional Information

Topic: Academic Internships During an F-1 Academic Program 
Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Description: This workshop provides a detailed overview of considerations that F-1 students should make when pursuing a paid or unpaid job or internship opportunity in the United States during their academic program. This workshop explores what is considered employment and the various types of on- and off-campus work authorizations that F-1 students may be eligible for during their academic programs, including F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

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Topic: Understanding the F-1 OPT STEM Extension 
Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Description: This workshop provides an overview of the STEM OPT Extension and is geared toward students and recent graduates of STEM-designated academic programs who may plan to apply for STEM OPT in the future. This workshop covers STEM eligibility and employer requirements, Form I-983, reporting, and relevant timelines.

Recording | Presentation Slides | Additional Information

 

Spring 2021 Tax Webinars 

ISO will host several webinars related to nonresident alien tax preparation and filing requirements during the Spring 2021 semester. Our presenter, Alejandro Young, is a qualified and experienced tax professional with considerable experience working with international populations. The content for each session is the same. The only thing that may differ from session to session are the questions asked by our students and scholars to the presenter.

Webinar Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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Fall 2020 Virtual Town Halls 

Topic: New Rules for H-1B's, Prevailing Wage and J-1 Duration of Status
Date: November 5, 2020
Time: 9:00am to 10:30am (Eastern time)
Description: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced immediate changes in H-1B regulations as well as DHS’s proposed rule to eliminate admission to the U.S. under Duration of Status (D/S) for J visa holders. This session will review the proposed rules, discuss the rulemaking process and timing, and ways the University has responded to the new rules. 

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Topic: International MD Hiring Process
Date: October 22, 2020
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am (Eastern time)
Description: A webinar detailing the hiring process for international medical doctors. Topics include:  
  • Temporary immigration status
  • New York State Medical Licensure
  • Waiver of the two-year home residence requirement for doctors who were on a J-1 sponsored by ECFMG
  • Routes to permanent residence

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Topic: Recent Immigration Action: Proposed Rule on Duration of Status
Date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Time: 11:00am to 12:30pm (Eastern time)
Description: On September 25, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security published a proposed regulatory change to the Duration of Status (D/S) rules for students and scholars in F-1 and J-1 categories. This Town Hall session reviews the proposed rule, a summary of the rulemaking process and timing, and ways the UR community can advocate against these regulatory changes.

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Spring 2020 Virtual Town Halls

The ISO is closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 within the University and among various government agencies that may have an impact on our international populations. ISO is hosting a series of Virtual Town Halls to address some of the current questions and concerns shared with our office. Recordings of these events are available below

Virtual Town Hall #1 - General Updates
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Time: 12:00 - 1:30PM
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Virtual Town Hall #2 - Employment Updates
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Recording | Handout

Virtual Town Hall #3 - URcompass Client Portal
Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Recording | Handout

Virtual Town Hall #4 - J and H-1B Updates, Executive Order, URcompass/Reporting Tools
Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020
Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Recording | Handout

Virtual Town Hall #5 - ICE Guidance on Fall 2020
Date: Friday, July 10, 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:30AM
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Virtual Town Hall #6 - Proclamation Suspending Entry of temporary workers and their dependents in designated categories
Date: Friday, July 10, 2020
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Recording (pending) Handout

Virtual Town Hall #7 - Update on ICE Guidance for Fall 2020
Date: Friday, July 17, 2020
Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Recording
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Virtual Town Hall #8 - Immigration Topics for UR Faculty & Advisors
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Recording
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