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1 © 2008 Brigham Young University–Idaho Welcome to International Services New Student Orientation Understanding your F-1 documents and immigration responsibilities

2 © 2010 Brigham Young University–Idaho Passport Visa I-94 card or printed copy I-20 Important immigration documents

3 © 2010 Brigham Young University–Idaho Passport This must always be current. You can extend your passport through your embassy, or in your home country. Visa Your visa can expire while you’re in the US, but your I-20 and passport must remain valid. If you leave the US with an expired visa, you must obtain a new visa before returning to the US. Important immigration documents

4 © 2010 Brigham Young University–Idaho I-94 Card Land borders – You will still receive an I-94 card Air/Sea Ports – You will receive an CBP admission stamp and can view and print your I-94 at I-20 Must be signed before you first leave the US and once a year thereafter. If you change majors, you will receive a new I-20. Important immigration documents

5 © 2010 Brigham Young University–Idaho Travel 30 day visa revalidation: You may travel to contiguous countries such as Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, etc. for a short period of time without having to renew your visa if it is expired. If you leave the country and apply for a new visa that is denied, you will be unable to reenter.

6 © 2010 Brigham Young University–Idaho On-track You must take at least 12 credits. You cannot work more than 20 hours per week unless it is a required internship. Off-track You may take any number of credits. You need to get an off-track override from admissions. If you are taking 12 or more credits, you cannot work more than 20 hours per week. If you are taking less than 12 credits, you may work more than 20 hours per week. Stay in status!

7 © 2010 Brigham Young University–Idaho Stay in status! Online Classes Federal regulations allow you to count the equivalent of one class or three credits of online or distance education towards the 12 credits needed to maintain your status. The purpose of this regulation is to ensure that you are on-campus taking classes. For example, you may have 9 credits on-campus and 3 credits online.

8 © 2010 Brigham Young University–Idaho On-campus jobs

9 © 2010 Brigham Young University–Idaho Student Employment site: nt/ You must visit with Human Resources and International Services. If you do not have a social security number, you must apply for one within 30 days of being hired. On-campus jobs

10 © 2010 Brigham Young University–Idaho How to access iStudent

11 © 2010 Brigham Young University–Idaho Internships -Most majors will require an internship in order to graduate -Be sure to plan for one - You will need CPT authorization if it is paid and/or in the country as well as approval from the internship office -If you are on your last semester of classes and only need less than 12 credits to graduate, but still have your internship to do, you STILL have to take 12 credits. Your internship counts as your last semester.

12 © 2010 Brigham Young University–Idaho CPT: Off-campus work Must have completed 2 semesters on your current I-20. Job must be related to your major. You must receive academic credit for the work experience. Do not begin work until you have your CPT I-20. Apply through iStudent: https://international.byui.edu/https://international.byui.edu/ Off-campus jobs

13 © 2010 Brigham Young University–Idaho How to access your degree audit

14 © 2010 Brigham Young University–Idaho Social Security Card or Denial Letter I-20 Passport Visa I-94 Driver’s license

15 © 2010 Brigham Young University–Idaho Our office! Manwaring Center room 276 Going through the Taylor entrance, turn right at the sign that says “International Services.”

16 © 2010 Brigham Young University–Idaho Tax Seminar -Held in February to assist students with their income taxes. - All Student’s who were in F-1 status and in the country before December 31 st, need to come to this meeting.

17 © 2010 Brigham Young University–Idaho June 26, 11:00 – 2:00 Lots of fun, friends, and food More details to come International student party!

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