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Fall 2020 Virtual Town Halls 

Topic: New Rules for H-1B's, Prevailing Wage and J-1 Duration of Status
Date: November 5, 2020
Time: 9:00am to 10:30am (Eastern time)
Description: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced immediate changes in H-1B regulations as well as DHS’s proposed rule to eliminate admission to the U.S. under Duration of Status (D/S) for J visa holders. This session will review the proposed rules, discuss the rulemaking process and timing, and ways the University has responded to the new rules. 

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Topic: International MD Hiring Process
Date: October 22, 2020
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am (Eastern time)
Description: A webinar detailing the hiring process for international medical doctors. Topics include:  
  • Temporary immigration status
  • New York State Medical Licensure
  • Waiver of the two-year home residence requirement for doctors who were on a J-1 sponsored by ECFMG
  • Routes to permanent residence

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Topic: Recent Immigration Action: Proposed Rule on Duration of Status
Date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Time: 11:00am to 12:30pm (Eastern time)
Description: On September 25, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security published a proposed regulatory change to the Duration of Status (D/S) rules for students and scholars in F-1 and J-1 categories. This Town Hall session reviews the proposed rule, a summary of the rulemaking process and timing, and ways the UR community can advocate against these regulatory changes.

Recording | Presentation Slides | Summary


Fall 2020 F-1 Employment Authorization Workshop Series 

ISO is hosting several workshops related to F-1 employment authorization during the Fall 2020 semester. These workshops can be a useful tool to get a sense of the timing and procedures required for various employment activities you may be interested in pursuing.

Topic: Work After Graduation and F-1 OPT Application Procedures
Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm Eastern Time
Description: This workshop provides a detailed overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT)—what it is, how to apply for it, and how to use it. This workshop covers topics such as employment and unemployment during post-completion OPT, travel on OPT, the STEM OPT extension, and transitions to H-1B. Students can apply for post-completion OPT up to 90 days (~3 months) before their program end date, so if you will be graduating this semester, now is the time to begin thinking about this process!

Recording *Presentation Slides | Additional information
*Due to a technical error, the recording begins at the presentation slide 7.

Topic: Academic Internships During an F-1 Academic Program
Date: Friday, September 18, 2020 
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm Eastern Time 
Description: This workshop provides a detailed overview of considerations that F-1 students should make when pursuing a paid or unpaid job or internship opportunity in the United States during their academic program. This workshop explores what is considered employment and the various types of on- and off-campus work authorization that F-1 students may be eligible for during their academic programs, including F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

Recording coming soon!

Topic: Understanding the F-1 OPT STEM Extension
Date: Friday, September 25, 2020 
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm Eastern Time
Description: This workshop provides an overview of the STEM OPT Extension and is geared toward students and recent graduates of STEM-designated academic programs who may plan to apply for STEM OPT in the future. This workshop covers STEM eligibility and employer requirements, Form I-983, reporting, and relevant timelines.

RecordingPresentation Slides | Additional Information


Spring 2020 Virtual Town Halls

The ISO is closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 within the University and among various government agencies that may have an impact on our international populations. ISO is hosting a series of Virtual Town Halls to address some of the current questions and concerns shared with our office. Recordings of these events are available below

Virtual Town Hall #1 - General Updates
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Time: 12:00 - 1:30PM
Recording | Handout

Virtual Town Hall #2 - Employment Updates
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Recording | Handout

Virtual Town Hall #3 - URcompass Client Portal
Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Recording | Handout

Virtual Town Hall #4 - J and H-1B Updates, Executive Order, URcompass/Reporting Tools
Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020
Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Recording | Handout

Virtual Town Hall #5 - ICE Guidance on Fall 2020
Date: Friday, July 10, 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:30AM
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Virtual Town Hall #6 - Proclamation Suspending Entry of temporary workers and their dependents in designated categories
Date: Friday, July 10, 2020
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Recording (pending) Handout

Virtual Town Hall #7 - Update on ICE Guidance for Fall 2020
Date: Friday, July 17, 2020
Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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Virtual Town Hall #8 - Immigration Topics for UR Faculty & Advisors
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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Spring 2020 Nonimmigrant Tax Webinar

This recorded webinar reviews nonresident alien tax preparation and filing requirements. Our presenter, Alejandro Young, is a qualified and experienced tax professional with considerable experience working with international populations.  The 2020 workshop schedule is:

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM Eastern time

Recording | Additional Information