Top Available Options for Expiring F1 Student Visa

If you’re looking to stay in the US after your F1 student visa expires, there are several visa options you can explore:

  • 1. H1B Visa:

– The H1B visa is for skilled workers in specialty occupations.

– To be eligible, you must have a job offer from a US employer and the job must require a bachelor’s degree or higher.

– The employer typically sponsors the visa, and there’s a cap on the number of visas issued each year.

  • 2. E Visa (E-1 or E-2):
  • The E visa is for treaty traders (E-1) and treaty investors (E-2) from countries that have treaties of commerce and navigation with the US.
  • – To qualify, you need to be engaged in substantial trade between the US and your home country (E-1) or invest a substantial amount of capital in a US business (E-2).
  • – This visa requires you to either start or invest in a business in the US.                                                           – There is also an EB-1A Visa, which is for those with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics.
  • 3. O Visa (O-1):
  • The O visa is for individuals with extraordinary ability or achievement in their field, such as science, arts, education, business, or athletics.
  • – You must demonstrate a high level of expertise and recognition in your field.
  • – The O-1 visa is a good option for professionals who have achieved notable success or recognition in their field.

Notes from the Attorney:

F1 Student Visa

Each of these visa options has its own eligibility criteria and application process. It’s essential to thoroughly research each option and consult with an immigration attorney to determine the best course of action based on your qualifications and circumstances. 

Additionally, keep in mind that immigration laws and policies can change, so staying updated on current regulations is crucial. If you are curious which path to take, getting a free case evaluation from our office is always an available option! Simply call us at 630 504-0648 to get started or book a consultation with Atty. Farrah now by clicking this link!

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