F-1 VISA

COMING TO THE U.S. ON A F-1 VISA

An F1 visa allows students to come to the United States to study. Once a SEVP registered school accepts you into their program, you can begin applying for your F1 visa. All international students need a Form I-20 to prove their enrollment in a school in the United States. They also need a photograph taken under approved specifications, their personal documents (passport, birth certificate, etc.), and the visa application form. With all of these materials, the student will schedule and attend an appointment with a US embassy or

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consulate in their home country. Nomen Global will coach prospective students on this interview process to help them have the best chance of getting approved. If the interview is successful, the new student will receive their visa and be cleared to come to the United States to study. To learn more, visit the official website of the US government.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MAINTAINING STATUS

Once you begin studying in the United States, you have to follow certain rules to maintain your legal visa status. Failure to meet these requirements will result in termination of status, expulsion from the school, and potential deportation. 

To maintain your status as a student, you must have at least a 2.0 GPA, no less than 80% attendance, and be up to date on all tuition payments. Failure to maintain any of these requirements will put you in a probationary status. We will encourage you to correct your mistakes, but if you fail to do so, you will face the previously mentioned consequences. Loss of visa status may impact any future efforts to apply for a visa to come to the United States.

TRANSFERRING YOUR I-20

If you would like to transfer to Nomen Global from another school, you can request a transfer of your I-20. Speak to the DSO of your current school and ask them to begin transferring your records to Nomen Global. Our registrar will help you through every step of the process. As long as you have maintained status with grades and attendance, you will be able to transfer easily.