As an F-1 student visa holder in the United States, it is important to be aware of the regulations that govern your stay. Failure to comply with these regulations could result in serious consequences, including the termination of your visa status and even deportation. Here are some of the key regulations to keep in mind:
Full-time enrollment: F-1 visa holders are required to maintain full-time enrollment at a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school. This generally means taking a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester for undergraduate students.
Academic progress: F-1 students must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to remain in the United States. This means that you must pass your classes and maintain a certain grade point average (GPA). If you are having difficulty with your studies, please give us a visit or contact Advising Center
Employment restrictions: F-1 students are generally not permitted to work off-campus without permission from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). However, there are some limited exceptions, such as on-campus employment and certain types of internships.
Maintaining status: F-1 students are required to maintain their status by following the rules and regulations set forth by the U.S. government. This includes following the terms of your visa, keeping your passport valid, and complying with any reporting requirements.
It is important to be aware of these regulations and to comply with them in order to maintain your F-1 visa status and avoid any legal issues. If you have any questions or concerns about your visa status, it is important to consult with an experienced immigration attorney or your school’s international student advisor.