Immigration Information for Currently Enrolled Students

Maintaining Your Immigration Status

  • Keep passport valid for six months beyond expiration date
  • Maintain full-time academic student status, which is a minimum of 12 hours for undergraduates or 9 hours for graduates.  Read more about enrollment clarifications and requirements.
  • Obtain appropriate permission to work on or off campus
  • Apply for program extension if more time is needed PRIOR to expiration of I-20 or DS-2019
  • Keep local address up-to-date on 49er Express
  • Follow procedures for transferring to another U.S. institution
  • Complete Federal and State income tax forms for employment for the previous year

Please view our handout on Academic Dismissal Effects on Immigration Status for F-1 and J-1 Students for more on your rights and responsibilities.

Request Forms

Below is a list of forms available for download. Please complete the form requested and either email to: or drop it by our office. Processing time is normally 5 business days so please allow sufficient time to complete your request.

Websites To Visit