Immigration laws in the United States impose severe penalties if you fail to comply with your immigration responsibilities, or fail to obtain a required registration or employment permission in advance. A violation of F-1 status may result in termination of a SEVIS record and loss of legal status.

You should work closely with OISA staff to make certain that you comply with all F-1 regulations, and take immediate action to remedy any status violations as quickly as possible after they occur. In the event of a status violation, your OISA advisor will discuss your legal options – including applying to USCIS for reinstatement or making a new entry to regain status.