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I'm an international student on F1 visa. I'm currently
I'm an international student on F1 visa. I'm currently enrolled in a Univ (Let's say Univ X) and my quarter is ending on 12-March-2017. I got accepted to another university (Let's say Univ Y) for Summer semester which starts on 08-May-2017. There's approx. 56 days gap between the quarter end date in Univ X and Semester start date in Univ Y. Here are my questions:a) Is it legal to stay in the country between the university transfer (Considering the fact that there's about 56 days gap). b) If the answer to the above question is "No", then, what are the options I have? … read more
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My I-20 status was terminated withdrawal of classes in
My I-20 status was terminated for unauthorized withdrawal of classes in january 2016. Now, I am in my home country. If I get new I20 from different university, do I have to appeare for visa interview … read more
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H-4 to F-1 in middle of semester :- BACKGROUND: Currently,I
H-4 to F-1 in middle of semester :- BACKGROUND : Currently,I am doing MS from UWM in H-4 status. So far I have completed 12 credits and I am in the 3rd semester now (Spring'16) . In this semester, I h… read more
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change my F1 status to B1 here or have to leave and re entry
hello Im a student with a F1 Visa and a I-20 for some personal reasons my grades went to hell and the University told me to take a time (2 or 3 months) to clear my mind (the document say involuntary V… read more
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Hello Im currently studying in USA holding F-1 student visa. Can
Hello I'm currently studying in USA holding F-1 student visa. Can I do short term non-credit courses during my summer holidays at a academy (not the same college which issued by I-20 for my Student Vi… read more
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Hello there, Im currently studying in one of the universities
Hello there, I'm currently studying in one of the universities in the US with a valid F1 visa, valid passport, valid I-20. I'm getting married and my wife will come with me not for studying just to st… read more
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I was on a OPT right now, but pre graduation, I havent got
I was on a OPT right now, but pre graduation, I haven't got my associate degrees. I did not attend school this semester and my I-20 is not valid anymore but I still have my F1 visa until 2014. How do … read more
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Hi I am currently on H4 and pursuing a Masters course from
Hi I am currently on H4 and pursuing a Masters course from American Intercontinental University. The course is for one year and will be finishing on December 15 and I will get my OPT for 1 yr after th… read more
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Hi, I am an international student here on an F-1 visa. At
Hi, I am an international student here on an F-1 visa. At the end of last spring, I was dismissed due to poor results in the previous two quarters (partly due to incompletes). I took summer school and… read more
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Hi there, Can a 11 th grade public high school student,
Hi there, Can a 11 th grade public high school student, currently on L2 visa in the U.S., changes to F1 visa and continue studying in the same public high school without interruption, in case his pare… read more
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I am a student on F1 visa. This summer, I worked full time
I am a student on F1 visa. This summer, I worked full time under a CPT for a company. They liked my work and decided to offer me offsite, part-time work for the winter. However, I am studying in a Eur… read more
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Hi, i am an international student from Jordan in the US
Hi, i am an international student from Jordan in the US holding an f1 student visa, and i fell out of status because i only took 5 credits for the winter quarter with out my knowledge of the minimum 1… read more
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I am an international student from China and I study in University
I am an international student from China and I study in University of Miami. I am an Fall 09 student and I spent 1 year here. Because of my family problem which made me depressed. I got very low GPA w… read more
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Hi Ms. Kamat, I am a PhD Student from Pakistan at UT Austin,
Hi Ms. Kamat, I am a PhD Student from Pakistan at UT Austin, TX and I have 5-year multiple entry F-1 Visa. I left the university in Dec 2008 for research/fieldwork ( 1 year) related to my PhD disserta… read more
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I have an F1 student living in my home with her F2 dependent
I have an F1 student living in my home with her F2 dependent son. We went to enroll her son in our local public grade school and was told that our school district does not participate in SEVIS, the or… read more
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we two brothers are currently studying at East West University,
we two brothers are currently studying at East West University, Chicago as a F1 student (International Student). we need to go to our home country, Nepal on forth coming February for the weeding cerem… read more
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I am writing this on behalf of my brother. He is in the States
I am writing this on behalf of my brother. He is in the States on F-1 visa studying Masters of Public Health, in the same time he is applying for residency training to start in July of 2009. He is abo… read more
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hi, my f1 visa stamp validity is till july 2010. my OPT started
hi, my f1 visa stamp validity is till july 2010. my OPT started on jan 2008 and is till jan 2009. However my h1b got approved on Nov 4th 2008 (20 days ago) and my current employer does not find contra… read more
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