May 17, 2012 - 8:39 AM
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement released an updated list of college majors that will qualify for an extension of the Optional Practical Training (OPT) work permit after a foreign national graduates college. Those students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can qualify for a 17 month extension of their work permit, beyond the usual 12 month OPT period. This allows employers more time flexibility in sponsoring the individual for an H-1B work visa. For a full list of STEM majors, click here. For more information, contact Greg Berk, with CDF's Immigration Practice Group.