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​ Maintaining the F Visa/Immigration Status

  Steps for Maintaining the F Visa/Immigration Status:

  1. Have an F Immigration Status before beginning your program.
  2. Check in with ISSO to verify your F Status at the beginning and end of each semester.
  3. Keep your passport, I-94 and I-20 valid at all times.
  4. Keep your F-1 Immigration Status valid at all times by:
    • Obtaining and maintaining a valid Queens College I-20.
    • Be a full time student when enrolled at Queens College. Part time status may be authorized due to certain Academic reasons or medical condition.
        - Request part time due to academic reasons- COME TO SEE AN ADVISOR
        - Request part time due to medical condition
    • As a student, maintain a good grade point average at all times (B average or better for Students in the Master's Programs, C average or better for for Students in the Bachelor's Programs).
    • Do not work illegally.
    • Receive written travel authorization from the International Students & Scholars Advisor at least two weeks before you leave the U.S., so that you will be permitted to re-enter the U.S. following your overseas stay.
    • Enter the U.S with a valid passport, valid I-20 and valid F visa.
    • When you transfer to Queens College, have your previous U.S. institution release your SEVIS I-20/DS 2019 to the Queens College International and Scholars Office. (Ask the QC-ISSO Advisor about this).  Also see SEVIS I-20 Release Form
    • Notify Queens College International Students and Scholars Office within 5-7 days, after changing your U.S address.
Director: Patrick O'Connell
Office: King Hall 207
Phone: 718-997-4440
Fax: 718-997-4429
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 10am-3pm


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