Failure to abide by the regulations under Maintenance of Status will result in the need to apply to the Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services (BCIS) and request for reinstatement.

A request for reinstatement to F-1 visa status MAY be approved under the following circumstances:


Demonstrating that failure to maintain status was due to circumstances beyond control and that failure to be reinstated will result in extreme hardship.


Providing a valid I-20 Form showing intention to engage in full-time study.


Working without BCIS approval while out-of-status has not occurred.


There is no other reason for being deported then those listed under Maintenance of Status for F-1 visa holders.

Please visit the International Student Advisor when concerned about being out-of-status to discuss the current Reinstatement process and seek advice regarding new application.