ICE Continues March 2020 Guidance for the 2021-22 Academic Year
SEVP has announced that the guidance in March will be extended for this upcoming academic year. International students can continue to count online classes toward a full course load and still maintain their status. If you have any questions, please schedule an appointment with Assitant Dean of International Students, Brenda Cuellar by clicking the link below. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to social distancing guidelines, all appointments will be through phone or zoom.
- Pre-Arrival Information
- F-1 Student Status
- International Student FAQs
A Form I-94 is a record of your admission which is recorded every time you enter the United States. Each time you enter the U.S., your Form I-94 is updated electronically. You will need the most updated version of your Form I-94 for verification of alien registration, immigration status, or employment authorization. As a Moody student, you will also need your Form I-94 when starting an on-campus job and filling out the Form I-9 with Human Resources.
You can always access your latest Form I-94 from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website.
Re-Entry into the U.S. After Travel Abroad
To ensure a smooth entry into the U.S., make sure that you have the following items:
- Valid passport
- Valid F-1 visa
- Most recent I-20 with an International student advisor’s (DSO) signature that is less than 12 months old (If you are on OPT, you need a DSO signature every 6 months)
If you are doing your OPT, please ensure you have the following items in addition to the above:
- Most recent I-20 with a DSO’s signature that is less than 6 months old
- Copy of your EAD card
- Letter of Employment from your employer
In case you forget to bring your I-20 with you while traveling, or if you forgot to have it signed by a DSO, you may contact the International Student Office to mail you another copy of your I-20.
In some cases, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) may allow you to enter the country with the Form I-515A, which you must fill out and mail back to them within 30 days.