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We Assist F-1 /I-20 Students in the U.S.

In 2012, a record 764,500 international students came to the U.S. for scholastic purposes. Of the hundreds of thousands of students in the U.S. on a student visa annually, some run into immigration issues or have related questions. Khurgel Immigration Law Firm is here to help. Common student visa issues that we handle include:

  • F-1 Reinstatement
  • OPT Issues (pre and post-completion)
  • STEM OPT Extensions
  • Changing Status from B-1/B-2 to F-1, J-1 H-1B, E-2, O-1 or L-1
  • Failing to Maintain Status and Unlawful Presence Issues
  • F-1 Visa Filing and Interview at U.S. Embassies and Consulates, including departing the U.S., and then returning.
  • J-1 Visa WAIVER of the 2-year Home-residency Requirement
  • Adjustment of Status to Permanent Resident based on Marriage or Employment

Khurgel Immigration Law Firm is conveniently located across the street from the University of California, Irvine, and we work closely with Designated School Officials (DSOs) throughout the country on student visa related issues. Schedule a Consultation at our Irvine offices, by Skype or in-person for any concerns regarding student status.

President Obama’s remarks about post-study work options for foreign students in the context of Immigration Reform:

Right now, there are brilliant students from all over the world sitting in classrooms at our top universities. They’re earning degrees in the fields of the future, like engineering and computer science. But once they finish school, once they earn that diploma, there’s a good chance they’ll have to leave our country. Think about that.

Intel was started with the help of an immigrant who studied here and then stayed here. Instagram was started with the help of an immigrant who studied here and then stayed here. Right now in one of those classrooms, there’s a student wrestling with how to turn their big idea — their Intel or Instagram — into a big business. We’re giving them all the skills they need to figure that out, but then we’re going to turn around and tell them to start that business and create those jobs in China or India or Mexico or someplace else? That’s not how you grow new industries in America. That’s how you give new industries to our competitors. That’s why we need comprehensive immigration reform.

President Obama, in remarks on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, January 29, 2013

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