Student Visa Time Limit Plan Casts Pall Over Training Programs

Sept. 25, 2020, 6:10 PM

A proposal to establish time limits for student and exchange visitor visas is likely to create a lot of confusion and complications for students who choose to pursue work experience as part of their education.

Optional practical training allows foreign graduates of U.S. colleges and universities to work in the U.S. for one to three years depending on the field of study without applying for a visa extension. Under the proposed rule released Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security, applicants for the program would be subject to both the proposed F and J visa time limits of two to ...

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