Immigration Presentations

We invite you to listen to or view recent immigration attorney and OISS presentations on specific immigration topics. Please note that the documents and links to presentations below provide general information only and are not a substitute for individual legal advice. Because immigration policies are constantly changing you should always speak to an OISS adviser before taking any action on the materials listed below.

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Navigating Immigration: Entrepreneurship for Current Students

November 6, 2023
Presented by Attorney Dan Berger of Curran, Berger & Kludt Immigration Law

International entrepreneurs face a number of hurdles when seeking to start a business in the United States. Attorney Dan Berger demystifies the immigration options available to international entrepreneurs, as well as provides insight into how international entrepreneurs should structure their companies to give themselves the best chance at a secure future in the United States.

OISS Connect

OISS Connect Training for Department Liaisons

October 19, 2023
Presented by Sarah Henderson, and Sarah Solarski, OISS

OISS Connect Training for OISS Departmental Liaisons that host international scholars.

Expanding U.S. Based Employment Opportunities for International Students

April 20, 2023
Presented by Sherman Baldwin, the CEO of LCR Capital Partners, Michael Wehrli of LCR Wealth, and Christian Triantaphyllis, an industry-leading U.S.-based immigration attorney

This was an educational session on how the EB-5 Immigrant Investor program leads to permanent residency and can dramatically expand your U.S. based employment opportunities.

There is new U.S. legislation as of 2022 which enables students on F-1 visas in the U.S. to make an investment in an EB-5 project along with a concurrent filing for an Adjustment of Status to gain U.S. employment eligibility within months. Adjustment of Status provides the visa category to work in the U.S., while waiting for a new EB-5 visa designation and the flexibility to work anywhere, which is not the case with H-1B or F-1.  

Visas After Graduation

March 30, 2023
Presented by Attorney Suzanne Seltzer of The Seltzer Firm

Do you have questions about moving from F-1 OPT to H-1B status? The H-1B Lottery? Other non-immigrant options for working in the U.S. after OPT? Attorney Suzanne Seltzer discussed all these topics and more. If you are a degree seeking student at Yale, graduating in May or August 2023, this session is for you!

Visa Options for Medical Residents

March 29, 2023
Presented by Attorneys Greg Siskind and Adam Cohen of Siskind Susser Law Firm

Attorneys Siskind and Cohen discussed the current visa climate for immigrant physicians, including legislative updates on immigration options for those in the healthcare industry. Visa options for Registered Nurses was also covered.

Life After F-1 Visas: O-1 & EB-1 for Artists, Musicians, and Drama Students

March 29, 2023
Presented by Attorney Dan Berger of Curran, Berger & Kludt Immigration Law

This session was geared toward artists. Hear from Attorney Dan Berger about the O-1 & EB-1 visa process and what you should do now to prepare for any future visa applications. Even if you are not graduating soon, it’s never too early to prepare!

Work After Graduation: F-1 Optional Practical Training

February 2, 2023
Presented by OISS Advisers
Audience/Session Link to Recording Link to Slides Date
Most Masters Students 1 RECORDING > SLIDES > 2/2
Yale College (includes CPT) 1 RECORDING > SLIDES > 2/3
Art, Drama, Music Students RECORDING > SLIDES > 2/7
Medical Students RECORDING > SLIDES > 2/9
Most Masters Students 2 RECORDING > SLIDES > 2/10
Yale College (includes CPT) 2 RECORDING > SLIDES > 2/15
Law Students RECORDING > SLIDES > 2/20

Interested in working in the U.S. after graduation? You may be eligible to apply for F-1 Optional Practical Training, a work authorization based on your F-1 student visa. This session covers some of the basics of OPT and how to apply.

Two very important factors to know before attending are: 1) You do not need a job in order to apply for OPT and 2) You must be physically present in the US in order to apply for OPT.

Work Visa Options for Artists after F-1 OPT

April 11, 2022
Presented by Presented by Attorney Lauren DeBellis Aviv of Daniel Aharoni & Partners LLP

Interested in how to work in the U.S. after your F-1 OPT period? Immigration attorney Lauren DeBellis from Daniel Aharoni & Partners LLP discussed the specific visa options available to artists, such as the O-1 visa. She talked about how to qualify for these visas and what steps you can take now to help make a strong case.