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I am under F-1 visa...
I am under F-1 visa since 2013. I just moved in to TX from LA. But I could not transfer as I was late. The DSO told me to join language school in mean time to protect my F-1 status and apply in Fall. So is that valid and how does taking 12 credit hours work in those ESL
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So you are currently out of status? When did you stop taking the required amount of classes?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No I m in status.I just moved into TX after completing my semester in LA. I was late to admit into college.So, they said they could not take my application. I dont wana go back to LA as I have nobody over there.
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 2 years ago

Well, that you have no one in LA and many people in Texas does not really matter to USCIS. What matters to them is that you maintain your legal status. If you are within your grace period because you completed your studies, then you need to get into a new program immediately. You do that by looking for a school that is SEVIS certified and getting admitted and having the DSO issue a new I-20 for you, etc. Here is a link to help you find a new school:

https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/programs-of-study

So make sure you do this as quickly as possible. As long as you get into a certified program in time and maintain the required course load, you can then later transfer to the school that you want to attend.

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 2 years ago

Hello Bishal. I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help? Please let me know. Thank you!

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