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March 16, 2018
If you are an F-1 international student on post-completion optional practical training (OPT) or an M-1 international student participating in...
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July 13, 2015
If you are a student athlete, you may be starting to train for the upcoming season. As an international student involved in sports, it is important to know how to maintain your student status.  The most important thing to remember as an international student athlete is that your primary purpose for...
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July 1, 2015
F and M international students who arrive in the United States must present required documents before being admitted into the country. These include a signed Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” a valid passport, proof of financial support and payment of the I-...
F-1 Form I-20
June 18, 2015
The format for the Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” will change on June 26. This redesigned Form I-20 is part of the larger Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Release 6.21.  Below are highlights of important information to help you...
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March 30, 2015
You just returned to the United States from spring break and forgot to pack your passport. Or, perhaps you traveled to the United States for the first time to start at a U.S. school, but do not have your Form I 20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” with you or you have...