Reinstatement Application Review Service
If an F-1 student fails to maintain the F-1 status, the student must file for reinstatement with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or depart the United States immediately. “In general, to be eligible for reinstatement, the student must:
- Not be out of status for more than five months at the time of filing or show the exceptional circumstance that prevented filing in that time frame.
- Not have a record of repeated or willful violations of regulations.
- Not have worked without authorization.
- Be pursuing or intend to pursue a full course of study in the immediate future at your school.
- Not be deportable for any reason other than failing to maintain F-1 or M-1 status.
- Be able to show that:
- Circumstances beyond the student’s control caused the status violation.
- Student fell below a full course load for a reason the DSO could have used to authorize a reduced course load, and the student would experience extreme hardship, if the student fails to get reinstatement.”
Please refer to the Official website of the Department of Homeland Security for details.
All documents and forms must have the pdf file extensions to be uploaded. For letters, the extension can be: pdf, rtf, doc, or docx. To upload multiple documents and forms, press and hold the Ctrl key (Windows) or the Command key (Mac).
Prior to completing this form, you must complete the Required Docs for Application.