Updated on 15.04.2024

Record number of F-1 student visas rejected

Despite their great importance for the American economy, more F-1 visas were rejected than ever before. We provide information about the background.

Updated on 18.01.2024

SEVIS – Student and Exchange Visitor Information System

When participating in an exchange program or spending a semester abroad in the United States, you will soon come into contact with the term "SEVIS". Below we will answer the most important questions…

Updated on 24.09.2023

Online courses and distance learning with F-1 or M-1 visa

Online courses are becoming increasingly popular. We explain the requirements for maintaining F-1 or M-1 status.

Updated on 22.04.2022

Visa question of the month - F-1 visa and OPT before H-1B visa

Your question: I am in the USA on an F-1 visa and have received a job offer from a software company. Unfortunately, there are no more H-1B visas available for this year. What can I do?

Updated on 07.03.2022

Grace Period

Many foreign students or interns would like to travel to the USA before or after their actual studies or internship. We explain in which cases this is possible.

Updated on 24.02.2021

School or university in the USA for accompanying family

Would your child or your employee's family members like to go to school or university in the USA? In this case, an F-1 visa is usually required.

Updated on 10.06.2020

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Under certain conditions, foreign students with an F-1 visa can complete an internship ("Optional Practical Training", OPT) during or after completing their studies in the USA.