Maintaining Legal F-1 Status

Documents

  • Keep passport valid
  • Always carry I-94
  • Request extension PRIOR to current I-20 expiration (see section #5 on I-20) if not finished with program
  • Get new I-20 for any change in major or degree level

Work

  • Do NOT work off campus without prior authorization
  • Do NOT work on campus more than 20 hours per week while school is in session

Travel

  • Have ISS advisor sign your I-20 before traveling outside U.S. if you plan to return to continue your studies
  • Follow US-VISIT border entry and exit procedures

Academics

  • Complete a full course of study each semester unless granted PRIOR permission from ISS advisor to be less than full time
  • You can count up to one 3 credit online course toward your required full-time enrollment during the fall and spring semesters 
  • Get ISS advisor approval if taking classes at another school (including online courses) and if the classes are counting toward fulfilling your full-time enrollment requirements
  • Inform ISS advisor if planning to transfer to another school at same or different program level

General

  • Leave the U.S., apply for change of status, or be admitted to another academic program and inform ISS advisor of plans within 60 days after finishing current program.
  • Report change of U.S. address in KU Enroll & Pay (Jayhawk/Current address type) within 10 days.
  • Always read e-mails from “ISS Electronic News".

Immigration Advising Hours

ISS is open 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday. 

Walk-in hours:
1:30pm-4:00pm Monday-Friday

Appointment hours:
9:00am-11:30am Tuesday-Friday
 
Walk-in vs. Appointment
Appointments are for matters ≥ 15 minutes.
Walk-in advising is for matters ≤ 15 minutes.
Walk-ins are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Walk-ins: Withdrawal from KU, concurrent enrollment, curricular practical training*, dependents, duplicate I-20 or DS-2019, extension for I-20*, financial update, J-1 on-campus work permit, reduced course load, social security number, transferring out, and any general questions.
 
Appointments: J-1 academic training, change of status, economic hardship, curricular practical training*, optional practical training, OPT STEM extension, reinstatement, and extension for I-20* or DS-2019.
 
*can be conducted during walk-in or by appointment.
Presidential Executive Order Update & Information

Message from Associate Vice Provost Charles Bankart regarding Supreme Court Decision on Trump Executive Order

State Department Cable regarding Implementing the Executive Order

International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist
 
International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist
International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist
International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist
International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist

Travel Advisory for Nationals of Certain Countries Pursuant to Executive Orders--NAFSA

International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist--The Chronicle

Information related to the March 6 Executive Order

Information related to the January 27 Executive Order

 

 
 


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