Immigration Law

Advance Copy of Extension of Relief for Certain F-1 Nepalis

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 06/28/2018 - "This notice informs the public of the extension of suspension of certain regulatory requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (Nepal) in order to avoid severe economic hardship that otherwise would result from the immediate, abrupt cessation of the temporarily suspended regulatory requirements governing on-campus and off-campus employment previously afforded due to the damage caused by the earthquake in Nepal on April 25, 2015. An earlier notice suspended these requirements for eligible Nepali F-1 nonimmigrant students. This notice extends eligibility for relief afforded under that earlier notice. Qualified students will continue to be allowed to apply for employment authorization and work an increased number of hours while school is in session provided that they satisfy the minimum course load requirement, while continuing to maintain their F-1 student status until June 24, 2019."