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US F1 Visa Students May Get to Work in the US for 6 years

United States, 26th August: Here some great news awaiting for international students in the US on US F1 student visas.

US F1 Visa Students To get Six years Work RightsWith effect from 12th February, 2016, the US F1 Visa students shall get the provision to work in the US for a period of six years.

What this simply means is that the US immigration rules will make US F1 Student visa holders to become on par with the US H-1B   visa holders from 12th February, 2016.

US F1 Visa holders to get work authorization for six years—From 12th February, 2016, it is being estimated that the US government will be allowing holders of US F1 Student visa holders to live and work here for a period of six years.

So, if this facility becomes effective, it will make US F1 student visa holders at par with US H-1B visa holders.

That’s something remarkable. Isn’t it?

<blockquote> Holders of US F1 student visas may soon be allowed to get treated on par with US H1B visa holders. They shall be allowed to live and work in the US for a period of six years from 12th February, 2016. </blockquote>

Details of the new US F1 Student visa rules–What this simply means is that US F1 student visa holders will be allowed to live and work in the US for a period of six years once they finish their study course in the US.

As of now, holders of US F1 student visas are required to take up a minimum study course of nine months for living and working in the US for a maximum period of one year on the completion of their study course.

Foreign students studying STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) were allowed to live and work in the US for a maximum period of just two years after the successful completion of their study course in the US.

They had no other option but to make an application for a US H-1B visa for living and working in the US for a longer period.

As per the new rules proposed by the US DHS(Department of Homeland Security), students with STEM degrees can live in the US and work here for a total period of six years under the OPT. That is, three years after successful completion of an undergraduate program, and if needed, another period of three years after a graduate program.

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