Must know Student and Working Visa Transition Options and Rules for 2019


In 2019, the US Immigration and Customs Services (USCIS) published a revised array of visa options, amending requirements, eligibility & quotas that will impact anyone seeking the best path for staying and working in the U.S.

If you are one of many holding an F1 student visa, J-1 exchange scholar visa, or even if you have successfully obtained an H1-B working visa and seeking the best green card paths, this Young NATEA seminar will help you understand your options and plan ahead.

The seminar also highlighted other visa options such as L-1, E-2, EB-1, EB-2, etc., and their pros and cons. We will leave ample time for Q&A so you can ask specific questions related to the increasingly confusing array of visa options and rules.

Visa topics covered in the seminar:





EB-1A/B, EB-2 (including NIW)

What can you do and what can’t you do now as an F-1 student?

Pointers to J-1 holders

Career tips for finding someone who might be able to sponsor you in the future.


Ai-Tang Chang (Irene) | Perkins Coie LLP

Irene Chang advises on a range of trademark and copyright matters. She regularly conducts trademark searches, clearance and analysis, and counsels clients on trademark portfolio maintenance. Irene provides guidance on trademark filing strategies and prepares filings for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She also has experience negotiating trademark settlements, drafting trademark and copyright assignments and licensing agreements, and preparing responses to Office Actions and trademark cease and desist letters.

Working with clients in the United States and Asia, Irene counsels companies in a range of industries, including videogame, 3D printing, semiconductor, cell phone manufacturing, blockchain, aviation, wholesale trading, biotechnology and food and beverage. Using her background in immigration law, Irene also helps secure visas for executives from the Asia-Pacific region to work in the United States