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It is very important to maintain your F-1/J-1 student status while in the United States. To maintain valid F-1/J-1 status: Check in with the IOCP office upon arrival in the USIn order to register your immigration record with the Department of Homeland Security, you must provide copies of all immigration documents (passport, US visa, I-94 card, and I-20/DS-2019) to the IOCP office at the start of your academic program. This is generally done during international student orientation.
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Work only with permission See our Employment page for more information.Report changes in personal informationYou must report any change of name or immigration status by providing official documentation of the approved change to the IOCP office. If you move, you must also update your address within 10 days:
Make normal academic progress toward completion of degreeYou must complete degree requirements before the expiration of your I-20 or DS-2019, or apply for a program extension in advance. Failed classes, probation, or academic suspension is not a legally valid reason for extending an I-20 or DS-2019.Keep immigration documents up to datePassport must be valid for at least 6 months into the future at all times (contact your home country's embassy or consulate in advance to renew or replace your passport). Upon initial entry and with any subsequent change, F-1/J-1 students must present their own and any F-2/J-2 dependents’ documents to the IOCP office including: I-20 or DS-2019, passport, US visa, and I-94 card. Keep documents safe and save all old I-20s/DS-2019s during your stay in the US.
Comply with your grace periodF-1 students receive a 60-day "grace period" following completion of degree requirements. J-1 students receive a 30-day "grace period" following completion of exchange visitor program requirements. Prior to the end of the grace period, you must do one of the following:
Maintain adequate health insuranceIt is Hamline's policy that all international students maintain health insurance unless eligible for a waiver. J-1 exchange visitors are required to maintain adequate health insurance that meets Department of State requirements for self and all J-2 dependents for the duration of their stay in the US. For additional information about J-1/J-2 insurance requirements, see the Exchange Visitor Program Welcome Brochure.Other reminders
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