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Immigration Status

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The term ‘immigration status’ refers to the nonimmigrant classification granted to you by the United States and includes compliance with the terms & conditions of the classification you were allowed to enter the United States (F-1 or J-1). Some key maintenance status steps are –

  • Complying with deadlines & reporting requirements
  • Engaging in the activity according to your ‘classification’ – for example – to study. 
  • Avoiding prohibited activity

Your ‘immigration status’ is ‘stamped on your I-94 (admission number) ‘card’. This document may be ‘electronic’ or ‘paper’ if you entered through a land port of entry.