International students are responsible for complying with the terms and conditions of their visa status; refer to Maintaining F-1 Status for more information.
An F-1 student who has failed to properly maintain F-1 status must discuss their situation with an International Services immigration adviser to determine whether the student will be best served by applying to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for reinstatement or by Travel outside the US and reentering on a new F-1 SEVIS record.
As a result of a violation of status a students SEVIS record is terminated, they are no longer eligible for a travel signature, change of status, employment or any other student benefits associated to the F1 status.
Some of the most common status violations are:
A student who suspects that he or she is out-of-status should contact International Services immediately by calling (225) 578-3191 to schedule an appointment with an immigration adviser.