F-1 Economic Hardship and Relief for Libyan Students

  • Economic Hardship Employment Authorization

    According to immigration regulations if other employment opportunities are not available or otherwise insufficient, F-1 students are eligible for off-campus work authorization if economic hardship has been caused by unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the student (parent or sponsor) that arose only after arriving in the U.S.

  • Special Relief for Libyan Students

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a rule in Federal Register on June 10, 2011 that grants special relief to certain Libyan students in the United States. DHS has temporarily suspended certain regulatory requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant Libyan students who are experiencing severe economic hardship due to the civil unrest in Libya. This rule is effective June 10, 2011 and will terminate on December 31, 2011.