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Change of Status Denied and I-94 expired – What are my options?

Change Of Status and Timely Filing When a person present in the United States in one nonimmigrant (temporary) status wishes to engage in a primary activity permitted only under a different nonimmigrant status, a Change of Status (“COS”) is required to be filed with United States Customs and Immigration Service (“USCIS”). For example, if a …

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What is SEVIS?

“SEVIS” is also known as Student and Exchange Visitor Information System program. Who maintains SEVIS records? Approved F, M and J Visa institutions in the United States are required to keep computerized data on students, exchange visitors, accompanying family members. The computerized records would include information such as current address and status at the institution …

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F Visa

What is an F-1 Visa? F-1 visa is issued to a bona fide student who is qualified to pursue a full course of study. F-1 student should have a foreign residence without an intent of abandoning it. F-1 student should have an intent enter the United States, solely for the purpose of pursuing a course …

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What is the difference between F-1 students and “Commuter Students” on F-3 visa?

F-3 visa is issued to “Commuter Students” from Canada and Mexico. They can attend school part-time or full-time, as long as they don’t reside in the United States. Differences between F-1 and F-3 students: They cannot reside in the United States. F-3 students are subject to SEVIS requirements. However they cannot obtain a F-2 dependent …

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Are F-1 students and F-2 dependents required to have medical or travel insurance?

F-1 students and F-2 dependents are not required to have medical or travel insurance. However, it is always good to show some form of assurance that the student and dependents would be able to afford healthcare costs and not become a public charge, in case a treatment maybe required in the United States. This maybe …

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Will I be considered out of status if I have not received my I-20 on time when changing my status from H1B to F-1 visa?

Hi, My H-1B expires on Dec 11. I plan to change my status to F-1 and have applied to a university. I might not receive the I-20 before Dec 11 and I will not be able to send the change of status application to the USCIS before Dec 11. Please let me know if it is …

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