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F/M Status

Last updated 28-Jun-2017

Learn about F and M nonimmigrant status.

F/M SEVIS Statuses

In this section, designated school officials access a quick summary of each SEVIS record status for an F and M student and their dependents. This reference guide can help designated school officials better understand the meaning of the terms Initial, Active, Deactivated, Terminated and Completed.

F-1 Cap Gap Extension

In this section, information is provided on the F-1 Cap Gap Extension. Some F-1 students may extend their F-1 status beyond the end of their academic program or any authorized Optional Practical Training (OPT).