When going abroad for studying one of the things that always give students a hard time is the student status. Procuring one is while going to study in U.S. universities is tough, but there are also certain protocols and precautions that students should keep in mind to retain the status of their student visa.
Let’s see what the things an international student should keep in their mind for retaining the status of their student’s visa.
Never violate any U.S. laws or the laws assigned by the university for international students
International students do not get any special treatment in the universities of the United States of America. They are treated in the way any other student will be treated. Few of the universities even got their own rules for international students.
Violating the university rules will be the reason behind jeopardizing their visa status. They will be surely disqualified from attending the upcoming semesters.
If a student somehow violates any of U.S. laws other than the generic ones which require to be maintained inside the institution campus, they can be in serious trouble. Serious trouble can lead to hampering the student’s legal status in the country as well.
Living far away also for studying and doing such a thing which degrades a student’s character can make them step in serious issues, legal issues which are best if avoided for which they should always follow the assigned rules.
Keep your credit load full for emergency purposes
Specialists always recommended F1 students or J1 students to exchange their visitor’s visa into full course study plans. In the university of Washington F1 students and J1 students who are in the undergraduate program requires to maintain 12 credits every quarter and for the students are have already graduated.
Follow international traveling guidelines and requirements
Students who are traveling to the United States of America should be familiar with all the traveling guidelines and requirements they need to carry with themselves. They should provide all information about their staying and contact numbers to their guardians and friends back in their hometown. This is going to help them if the student somehow falls into any trouble.
They should keep a photocopy of the nonimmigrant status certificate as well, along with all other legal documents and identity proof as well with themselves when they travel anywhere inside the U.S.
Keep your passport valid up to date and give your legitimate U.S. address as well
Students, after getting involved in the educational work, often forget about their passport’s validity condition. Students should always keep renewing their passports after every six months. Invalid passports can push them into serious legal problems and will hamper their education to some extent as well.
Remain cautious in the grace period after your graduation
After completion of the studies, international students should be aware of the number of days they are allowed to stay in the United States of America. The F1 students are allowed to stay there for 30 days, whereas the J1 students can live there for 60 days. If the students plan to work further by living in the United States of America, they can do that with prior employment authorization.