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STEM OPT and Cap Gap: What Employers Need to Know

August 23, 2018

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Hiring international students on the F-1 visa has enormous benefits for companies trying to build their global workforce with burgeoning talent in the field. The process of hiring international F-1 visa students with OPT work authorization has a number of steps and requirements for employers, especially if the student is eligible for the OPT STEM extension.

Join us on our latest webinar as we help you navigate the F-1 visa and STEM OPT. You’ll learn:

  • Basics and transitional rules for employers
  • How to navigate the requirements for your individual employees
  • Best practices and tips on how to manage the process
  • ...and more!


Please note: this webinar is well-suited for HR practitioners with a good understanding of immigration processes and who would like to help craft or improve an internal immigration policy and/or program. If you’re looking for more basic information on immigration, please visit our resource center or stay tuned for more updates.



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Anna Angel’s immigration practice focuses on business immigration matters, representing employers from varying sectors in their pursuit of immigrant and nonimmigrant sponsorship for foreign national employees. Anna has extensive experience advising on temporary visas such as L, H, O, TN, P, E, J, and B. She also manages the employment-based green card process for clients, including labor certification (PERM) in the EB-2 and EB-3 categories and EB-1(A)(B) and (C) petitions for individuals of extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers/professors and multinational managers. She has significant experience in physician immigration matters, representing hospitals and foreign national doctors pursuing J-1 waivers and National Interest Waivers in health professional shortage areas. Anna has practiced immigration law since graduating from Cornell Law School in 2012.

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