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Hi, I'm an F1 Visa student in the US. I realize back in winter quarter, (January-March) I only took 10 credits which is below requirement after dropping a class. I didn't know that it was not ok to do so and just ignored it. I now learned that the minimum credits required is 15 and is about to talk to an advisor tomorrow. My visa and I-20 is still active so will it be terminated tomorrow? What should I do and what options do I have. My grades or constantly high and I never been into any trouble other than this one in the US.

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Has it been more than 5 months since you violated your visa?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
since it was during march so yes. I didn't know that it's a must to maintain full 12 credits

Unfortunately, it seems that you have been out of status since March so you would not be eligible for reinstatement. It will depend the date of your I-20 termination. If it turns out that it is more than 5 months, then you can depart the US and return with a new F1 visa. You would not be able to correct your status here in the US. If it is less than 5 months, then you can apply for reinstatement using I-539.

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