As a student on an F-1 visa, it is important to be aware of the key regulations that pertain to your stay in the United States in order to avoid circumstances that could jeopardize your legal status. If you are in doubt about how engaging in a particular activity may affect your legal status, please reach out to ISPaSO for guidance. As a general guideline, please remember that an F-1 visa is a student visa; the expectations around it are that the F-1 visa holder is primarily a student – i.e. academic activity is the purpose for which they have been admitted into the U.S.
We will highlight here some common areas of F-1 visa regulations.
If you change your address within the U.S., this should be reported in SEVIS within 10 days. You can update your address by calling/emailing ISPaSO.