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)


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

Walk-In Immigration Advising

The Kearney International Center will continue to advise students virtually with some in-person times available. You can book a virtual meeting via MavConnect or by emailing your advisor.