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Im intending to Serve in the U.S Army but right now I'm a F-1 Visa student at USU. and just last week my I-20 has been terminated because i could register for classes in time. I can't be out of the states for more than 90 days or I won't be able to Join the US Army. what should I do?
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You have two choices in your case. You can get a new I-20 and depart the US and come back into the US. Or you can apply for reinstatement to get you back into legal status. In order to apply for reinstatement, you would have to prepare a request for reinstatement explaining what happened and why you fell out of status and why the circumstances were beyond your control in your situation. You will also need a new original, I-20 created for you by the ISSO for the purposes of reinstatement. You have to sign and date it. Together with that you send form I-539 and in Part 2, question 1 select "C" and write the words "Reinstatement to F-1 status"and on the top of the form's first page you should also write the words "REINSTATEMENT" at the top of the I-539 so USCIS will know what it is right away. Don't forget to include a copy of your passport, F-1 visa, I-94, copies of all old I-20, your transcripts and proof of financial support for your tuition and expenses for 1 year. The fee is $290.

Find the form and instructions on uscis.gov/forms

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