Change of Status to F: Student Issues
October 7, 2021
2:00 PM (ET)
Consulate closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have forced foreign nationals wishing to stay and study in the U.S. to apply for a change of status instead of applying for an F visa at a consulate abroad. While attorneys may be comfortable with other traditional change of status filings, changing to F requires careful planning, timing, and monitoring by the applicant, attorney, and Designated School Official (DSO). The experts on this panel will discuss issues that attorneys must consider when advising clients filing for a change to F status and provide best practices for avoiding denials and other pitfalls in this context.
- H-1B to F-1 Issues: Must Employment Continue? When Does the H-1B Period Stop?
- Issues Specific to F-1 to F-2 and B to F-1
- Bridge Filings: When Are They Required?
- When Are Separate I-539 Filings Required for Dependents?
- Change of Status: Mid-Year Approvals, and Who Can Attend School Prior to Change of Status Approval?
- Is Change of Status Still the Best Option: Checking the Consulates for Updates on Which Visas They Are Prioritizing
David A. M. Ware (DL), Metairie, LA
Ghazal Nicole Mehrani, Birmingham, MI
*Albert Rivera, Princeton University DSO and Director of the Davis International Center, Princeton, NJ
*Maryanne Luther, University of Texas at El Paso DSO and Assistant Director of the Office of International Programs, El Paso, TX
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The Change of Status to F: Student Issues web seminar takes place Thursday, October 7, 2021, at the times noted below:
- 2:00 pm–3:30 pm eastern time
- 1:00 pm–2:30 pm central time
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- 11:00 am–12:30 pm pacific time
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