Immigration : F-1 Student Visa Demystified

F-1 Issues

Please join us for this timely review of nuanced F-1 issues, including:


  • A behind the scenes look at the functions of Designated School Officials (DSO’s) involving SEVIS, OPT and CPT
  • F-1 visa applications from the perspective of a former consular officer stationed at U.S. consulates in China, Mexico, and Hong Kong
  • Overcoming inadmissibility due to fraud, misrepresentation, or crimes through INA §212(d)(3) NIV waivers
  • F-1 issues involved in high-profile fraud cases: New Jersey University class action and Findream OPT scheme

Christina W.F. Wong, Principal Designated School Official (PSDO), Sr. Manager, UCLA Extension 
Mandy Zhang Feuerbacher, Zhang Feuerbacher Immigration
Ira Jay Kurzban, Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt
Gary Chodorow, Chodorow Law Offices

Program Date: 
Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

CLE: 2 hr CLE Credit


CLE+ Members


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 Government /Non-profit  $25
 Law Students  $25
 2 Hr Voucher  $0

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8/19/2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Via Zoom Webinar Los Angeles, CA 90017

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