U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently provided guidance to clarify the validity period of employment authorization under Special Student Relief.
Additional Information: Countries and regions with current SSR provisions include: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Haiti, Hong Kong, Myanmar (Burma), Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela and Yemen.
BAL Analysis: USCIS provides SSR when circumstance such as financial crises, natural disasters and military conflicts occur. F-1 nonimmigrant students from eligible countries are reminded that they may qualify for off-campus work authorization in cases of severe economic hardship due to emergent circumstances.
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