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February 26, 2020
Per regulation, all SEVP-certified schools must be recertified every two years. A school’s certification expiration date (CED) is exactly two years...
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Student travels during annual vacation
May 24, 2018
As you prepare for annual vacation, Study in the States has tips and reminders to help you maintain your student status while making the most of your summer break.Get started with these previously published Study in the States blog posts:Maintain Your F-1 Status During Summer VacationSummer...
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May 17, 2018
As the end of the school year approaches, keep in mind that you must report any changes to your Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” or your travel plans to your designated school official (DSO) in order to maintain your F-1 student status. You are also required...
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November 21, 2017
While studying in the United States, you must follow specific rules to maintain your F or M student status.Maintaining your status is important because when the U.S. Department of State issued you an F or M student visa, it meant that you were coming to the United States for the sole purpose of...
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November 9, 2017
As an F or M international student in the United States, your sole purpose for being in the country is to complete a program of study at a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school. You must also follow specific rules and regulations to maintain your F or M student status while...