Immigration & Visa Information
You do not need a new I-20 to re-enter the U.S. after an absence of less than five months, but you will need your I-20 properly endorsed by the Designated School Official at the Office of International Student Services. We recommend it be endorsed within the past six months. Regarding your visa, it is all right to remain in the U.S. if the F-1 visa has expired, as long as your I-20 has not expired and you are otherwise maintaining your status. If immigration approved a change of status for you within the U.S., you will need to apply for an F-1 visa stamp while outside the U.S. in order to re-enter the country. Be sure to take your approval notice and documentation of your financial support.
- Employment Authorization: Form I-765
- Alien's Change of Address: Form AR-11
- Change of Status Application: Form I-539
- Reinstatement Application: Form I-539
- Application for the Immigration Certificate of Eligibility: Form I-20
ISO Insureance–International student health insurance & medical insurance for non-US citizens in America