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Maintaining Visa Status

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» Maintaining Visa Status

All F-1 and J-1 international students must follow immigration regulations to maintain their international student status.  It is your responsibility to comply with immigration regulations and avoid any violation during your time at Chapman. You can find the general guidelines for maintaining your visa status here.



Traveling in or outside the United States

It is especially important you know and follow the visa guidelines when traveling. You can find those guidelines and necessary steps to take when traveling on our Travel page.

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Changing or finishing your course of study

Whenever you change your course of study, you will need to follow the guidelines to ensure you are maintaining your visa status. You can find more information on those guidelines and the process to follow below:

In addition, if you are completing your degree requirements this term, please visit our Final Term page.

International Student Services provides general guidance. Any advice provided to you by the ISS should not be construed as legal advice.

Additionally, due to the fluid nature of governmental interpretation, government agencies such as USCIS/ICE/CBP may change their interpretation of immigration laws/regulations and eligibility requirements for benefits at any time. We will do our best to provide the most current guidance.

Each case is fact-specific and it is advised that you contact an experienced immigration attorney if you have questions regarding your situation.