Maintaining F-1/J-1 Visa Status in the US

F-1 Status Responsiblities

对于任何在美国的F-1学生来说,确保他们在任何时候都保持他们的学生签证状态是非常重要的. 未能保持身份会使学生失去身份,这通常会导致被驱逐出美国.

F-1签证持有人应始终牢记以下事项,以保持身份.

  • "Pursue a full course of study" at Holy Family University. 这意味着在没有国际事务办公室事先书面许可的情况下(许可仅限于移民法律法规规定的情况下),不得撤回低于12个学分(本科生)或6个学分(研究生)的学分。.
  • For F-1 students enrolled in classes for credit or classroom hours, 如果课程是通过在线或远程教育进行的,并且不要求学生亲自上课,那么每学期不超过相当于一节课或三个学分的学分可以计入全部课程的学习要求, examination, or other purposes integral to completion of the class.
  • 在离开这个国家之前,确保I-20是为旅行而签署的,这样才有可能重新进入美国.
  • Apply well in advance for a visa if needed for study abroad.
  • Keep health insurance up to date. Renew coverage prior to the expiration date. All students at Holy Family University are required to have health insurance.
  • Maintain a valid passport.
  • Apply for program extensions 30 days before the completion date on the I-20.
  • 通知国际事务处更新SEVIS记录,当学校有变化时, majors, 且课程水平不迟于课程第一天后15天开始.
  • 为你在美国的每一年提交美国税表(即使你在美国没有收入).
  • Obey all U.S. Laws
  • Carry a PA State Issued photo I.D., or a copy of your passport and visa

如果你打算在毕业后留在美国,你必须在完成学业之前完成以下其中一项:

  • Apply for Optional Practical Training, if eligible.
  • 获得另一个学术课程的入学许可,意图在下一个学期入学.
  • Apply for a Change of Status to another nonimmigrant status using Form I-539
  • If authorized for Post Completion Practical Training and having received an EAD card, notify the International Affairs Office of place and date of employment, any change of residency, contact, information, or change of status within 10 days of the change.
  • 联系国际事务办公室核实与I-20有关的所有信息.
  • 如果你改变居住地,请在你入住的10天内通知国际事务办公室.

J-1 Status Responsibilities

持有J-1签证的宝马会官网bmw3311和教师有责任理解并遵守与J-1交换宝马会官网bmw3311签证有关的美国联邦法规. 如果不这样做,可能会导致在美国的法律地位方面的严重后果.

A J-1 visa holder should keep the following in mind in order to maintain status.

  • Maintain a valid passport at all times.
  • 保持有效的实际地址,并在10天内将地址或名称的变更报告给与国际事务办公室相关的负责人.
  • 根据国务院的规定,在抵达前为自己和所有家属购买所有必需的健康和意外保险. 最低保险范围(2015年5月15日生效)必须包括至少100美元的医疗福利,000 per accident or illness, at least $25,000 for repatriation of remains, at least $50,支付交流访问者回国医疗后送的相关费用, and a deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness. 交流访问者可能需要遵守《宝马会官网bmw3311》的要求[22 CFR 62, 14 (a)].
  • 与国际事务办公室相关的负责人协商,申请在DS-2019授权的项目之外从事工作的许可.
  • Maintain a full course of study (undergraduate 12 credits and graduate 6 credits). 只有在有限的情况下,才能获得负责人的授权,以减少信贷负荷.
  • 抵达美国后,向与国际事务办公室相关的负责人报告,以验证您的J-1身份是否有效. Consult with your Responsible Officer prior to travel outside the United States. This will ensure that you have a valid signature for travel and, if necessary, a new DS-2019 will be issued for visa renewal.
  • Dependents may accompany J-1 exchange scholars during their stay in the US. 与国际事务办公室相关的负责人将为J-1宝马会官网bmw3311的任何家属准备签证文件,并向SEVIS报告所需的个人信息. Dependents are expected to reside with the J-1 holder.
  • Should a J-1 scholar need to end his/her program earlier than noted on the DS-2019, 必须将离开学校的计划通知与IAO相关的负责人, as well as, the reason for this departure.
  • 计划转学到另一所大学的J-1项目的宝马会官网bmw3311必须在转学之前通知与IAO相关的RO. Holy Family University is required to review and process this transfer.
  • 所有计划延长在宝马会官网bmw3311停留时间的J-1交换宝马会官网bmw3311必须在DS-2019到期前申请延期. The scholar's program sponsor must request the extension.
  • Upon completion of the Exchange Program, 所有J-1交换宝马会官网bmw3311必须在DS-2019上注明的项目结束日期后30天内离开美国.

J-1 Length of Stay in the United States

Professor and Research Scholar
The maximum period of participation for J-1 professors and research is five years. This five year period is not aggregate but rather a continuous period. The length of stay on the Form DS 2019 can be from three weeks to five years.

Short Term Scholar
This category of scholar may remain in the US for up to six months. No exceptions are permitted beyond six months.

J-1 Student (Non-degree seeking)
发给J-1学生DS 2019表的时间长短取决于学术课程和目标. 一般来说,非学位交流访问宝马会官网bmw3311项目的最长期限为24个月,包括学术培训.

Exchange Visitor Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement

某些交流访问者(J-1)需要两年的母国实际居住要求,这要求您在交换访问者项目结束时至少回到您的母国两年. This is also known as the foreign residence requirement under US law, Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 212 (e). If you are unable to return to your home country to fulfill the two-year requirement, 在改变在美国的身份或获得某些类别的签证前往美国之前,您必须获得国土安全部批准的豁免.