While studying in the United States, it is important to maintain your F1 student status. Outline here are some of the more important take-aways to consider as a Full time English Language Student with an F1 Visa.
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Do not work without authorization. An F student may work only when authorized.
If you want to work in the United States, talk with your DSO about your options.
For more information, see Working in the United States.
If you choose to work without authorization, you will be forced to leave the United States immediately. You may not be able to re-enter the United States at a later date.
Upon Program Completion
Take action to maintain legal status after completing your program of study.
Once you complete your program of study and any authorized period of practical training, you may wish to learn about doing one of the following:
You have 60 days after completion of your program (the program end date on your Form I-20) to leave the United States.
Talk with your DSO first
Your DSO should be the first person you talk with if you have any questions regarding the legal requirements of your stay in the United States.
Your DSO can assist in answering your questions or help you find someone who can help.
Talk with your DSO if you are planning to do any of the following:
You may contact SEVP by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if your DSO is unable to assist you or if you would prefer to ask someone else.
In your email, please describe your situation and include any questions you have. SEVP provides responses on a first-come, first-served basis. Answer times may vary depending on the current number of inquiries.