Immigration workshops schedule for International Students

Maintaining Your Legal Status workshop for both F-1 and J-1 students

  • This workshop is mandatory for all new international students.
  • You need attend one workshop only.
  • You do not need to pre-register for the workshop, but do arrive early.






arrow Check out these resources before coming to a workshop:.

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F-1 Practical Training (CPT/OPT) workshops

Employment Authorization/Travel Information for F-1 Students

  • Location: I-Center Assembly room
  • Time: 3:00 pm to 5 pm
    • Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
    • Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
    • Thursday, January 14th, 2016
    • Friday, February 12th, 2016
    • Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
    • Friday, March 4th, 2016
    • Thursday, April 14th, 2016
    • Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Check out these resources before coming to a workshop:

  1. F-1 Practical Training (PowerPoint presentation as PDF file))
  2. Employment information

New F-1 STEM OPT Review


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J-1 Academic Training workshops

Academic Training for students enrolled in a degree program at Stanford. As a J-1 student, you are eligible for a variety of work opportunities in the U.S., but employment without proper authorization is a serious violation of status. Remember that before you start ANY kind of employment (even on campus), you must first consult with your J-1 Responsible Officer, whose written approval is necessary in advance.

A number of J-1 visa issues will be covered including:

    • on-campus employment
    • work authorization (Academic Training / off-campus employment)
    • 2 year home country residency requirement
    • visa extension

arrow Check out these resources before coming to a workshop:

  1. Academic training page. This site contains information regarding on-campus employment, J-1 (DS-2019) program extensions, and academic training (off-campus employment prior to and after graduation).
  2. FAQ on J WAIVERS OF INA 212(E) (PDF file)
  3. Exchange Visitor Waivers and Skills List

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H-1B workshops

These workshops are not presented by staff at the Bechtel International Center. The presentations are conducted by Bay Area immigration lawyers. They are intended for international students who may be interested in knowing more about employment visas once their stay at Stanford is completed. Bechtel is not liable for the advice and information provided in these workshops.



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