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.

Check “Yes” if you are submitting any financial statement (bank statement) that belongs to other than yourself.
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 7 files.
Upload the I-94 for yourself and co-applicants. To obtain the I-94, visit Get Most Recent I-94.
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Completed and upload the Form I-539. If you have dependents, you must complete Form I-539A for each dependent. Review the Instructions for Form I-539 for details.
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Completed and upload the Form I-539A for each co-applicant. The co-applicant can be your spouse and unmarried children under 21 years of age. Review the Instructions for Form I-539A for details.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Upload a cover letter explaining why your application for reinstatement should be approved. Please refer to the Reinstatement Eligibility, Regulations and Policy Guidance for the details.
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 8 files.
Upload all supporting documents you would be submitting with the application.

Required Fees

The filing fee for Form I-539 is $370. The biometrics services fee is $85, and it is required for the applicant and each co-applicant (dependent) 14 years of age or older. Therefore, the total fee is $455 if no dependent, $540 if 1 dependent, $625 if 2 dependents, $710 if 3 dependents, etc. A check or money order should be prepared, and it must be payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“After you submit Form I-539, USCIS will notify you about when and where to go for biometrics services.” At your biometrics appointment, USCIS will collect your fingerprints, take your photo, and have you sign your name for electronic capture. For more information, visit Preparing for Your Biometric Services Appointment.

Mailing Address

The prepared packet can be mailed to the address below. We recommend that you use a courier company that has a tracking system.

ATTN: I-539
2501 S. State Highway 121 Business, Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067
Stated the name of the advisor who assisted you in completing this form.
The credit card information you provide will be used to identify the person completing this form. The cardholder’s name must match the name of the student or the sponsor. The sponsor refers to the person whose name appears on the financial statements submitted with this form. For exceptions, please email us after you complete this form.
Once you’re accepted, we will assist you with all aspects of the admission process.