F-1 Regulations

What Is F-1 Status ? 

To be in F-1 “status” means you are legally in the U.S. and have benefits and restrictions specified in the immigration regulations for the F-1 visa category. You gain status either by entering the U.S. with F-1 documents by applying to USCIS for a change of status.

F-1 Status Duration of Stay (D/S) Passport F-1 Student Visa Form I-20


I-94 Arrival/Departure Record Full-time Registration Requirements


F-2 Dependents (Spouse and Children) Loss of F-1 Status


Graduation and Completion of Your Program

Fall 2020 Walk-In Immigration Advising

The Kearney Center will close effective november 16, 2020, but will continue to advise students virtually. You can book a virtual meeting via MavConnect or by emailing your advisor. Click here and follow the instructions to meet with your immigration advisor online. 
fall advising hours (subject to change):
ERIKA | 10AM-12PM (Virtual Walk-ins); 12pm-1pm (scheduled virtual appointments); TUESDAYS ONLY 7pm-9pm (virtual walk-ins/scheduled appointments) [ENTER ERIKA'S VIRTUAL SESSION HERE]
DAN |M/W in-person advising; t/th virtual advising; 1pm-3pm (walk-ins); 3pm-4pm (Scheduled Appointments); Fridays are by appointment only [ENTER DAN'S VIRTUAL SESSION HERE | chat with Dan on Microsoft Teams]
Tebarak | T Virtual walk-ins, 10am-4pm;  TH virtual walk-ins, 10am-12:30pm [enter Tebarak's virtual session here]
MUSTAFA | 10an-11am (virtual walk-ins); 11am-1pm (virtual scheduled appointments) [ENTER MUSTAFA'S VIRTUAL SESSION HERE]
hamdi |10am-12pm (virtual scheduled appointments); 3pm-4pm (virtual walk-ins)