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


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. Click here and follow the instructions to meet with your immigration advisor online.