New Resources For Foreign STEM Workers
To support the United States’ economic recovery, the U.S. wants to attract more foreign STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) workers. To attract more global STEM talent, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published additional online resources on the USCIS website uscis.gov to explain the temporary and permanent pathways for noncitizens to work in the United States in the STEM fields. It also includes the most important considerations for STEM professionals who want to work in the United States.
The new USCIS STEM worker resources are:
- Options for Noncitizen STEM Professionals to Work in the United States
- Nonimmigrant Pathways for STEM Employment in the United States
- Immigrant Pathways for STEM Employment in the United States
STEM Student Visas
The Department of State and Homeland Security (DHS) has immigration programs to increase opportunities for foreign STEM scholars, students, researchers and other experts on a J-1 visa and the U.S. businesses that want to employ them. J-1 visas are for nonimmigrants participating in exchange programs, such as short-term scholars and university students.
To qualify for a J-1 visa, foreign STEM applicants must be in the United States primarily to
- pursue training that is directly related to their major field of study
- and either engage in a full course of study or begin academic training within 30 days after completion of related studies
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- New Program For J-1 STEM International Students
- Expansion of STEM Optional Practical Training
Are You A Foreign STEM Worker or Student? Contact an Experienced Business Immigration Attorney
The U.S. wants to attract more foreign STEM workers and students. But it can be confusing to apply for and receive visas in a timely manner. Mario Godoy and the other experienced immigration attorneys at the Godoy Law Office can assess your situation and advise you on your best options for applying for a STEM visa. Call today at 630-912-0322.
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