but how the school said told me:Below, please find instructions on the tasks you need to complete to prepare to file for reinstatement of your visa. When you have completed all of these assignments please leave all documents at the front desk of Peck Hall 208. You should keep in mind that reinstatement is usually granted only when the violation has occurred due to a situation that was beyond the student's control. There is no guarantee that your application to have your visa reinstated will be approved.1. Provide an updated financial statement. Contact your bank or financial sponsor and ask them for an official, signed letter showing that you or they are in possession of at least $32,500, which is the cost of total fees and tuition at MTSU for two semesters. If you have only one semester remaining you will need a statement for at least $16,250.2. Copy of your passport photo page and U.S. visa.3. Ask for an official, signed letter from your academic adviser verifying how many credits you are lacking before you are eligible to graduate and stating the semester for which you are on track to graduate.4. Write a letter of explanation addressed to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services stating the following: why you are out of status (make sure to specify the violation); the reason for the status violation; the effect on you of failure to receive reinstatement; a statement that you are currently pursuing a full course of study; and specifically request that USCIS reinstate you to F-1 student status.5. Complete and sign Form I-539 (Application to Extend Status/Change Nonimmigrant Status), indicating in Part 2 that the application is for reinstatement to student status. Part 2 of Form I-539 has a "Reinstatement to student status" checkbox at item 3 for this purpose.Form I-539: http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-539.pdf
Form I-539 instructions, if you feel you need to refer to them: http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-539instr.pdf
Keep in mind that your physical address should match your mailing address. And most importantly, all information you list on the I-539 - especially addresses - must match the information MTSU and the U.S. government has on file for you.6. A copy of your I-94
.7. A copy of your current course schedule. >>>8. A new I-20 form issued by our office to you.9. Write a check or money order in the amount of $290 as the processing fee for Form I-539.
-The check or money order must be drawn on a bank or other financial institution located in the United States and must be payable in U.S. currency;
-Make the check or money order payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Spell out U.S. Department of Homeland Security; do not use the initials "USDHS" or "DHS."When you have completed all of these assignments leave all documents at the front desk of Peck Hall 208. You will be contacted by email when your new I-20 is ready (item 8 from the list). You may then return to the office to pick up all of your documents and prepare to mail them. Do not mail the new I-20 - send a copy instead.You should then make a copy of all documents to keep for yourself. You will then send the completed application by USPS Express Mail/Courier to this address: