Violations of F-1 status

International students are responsible for complying with the terms and conditions of their visa status. As a result of a violation of status your SEVIS record is terminated, you are no longer eligible for a travel signature, change of status, employment or any other student benefits.

Some of the most common violations of your F-1 visa status are:

  • Failure to maintain full-time registration;
  • Failure to apply for a program extension before the program end date, if the extension is required to complete the program of study;
  • Failure to obtain a new I-20 when changing an educational program or degree level;
  • Failure to request a transfer within 60 days of graduation date or OPT end date;
  • Failure to report changes in address within 10 days of such address change;
  • Unauthorized employment: Working in the United States without appropriate authorization from International Services and/or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is a serious violation that may not be corrected through reinstatement or travel.

Refer to Maintaining F-1 Status for more information