Immigration Information for New F-1 International Students. Fall 2007 Iowa State University International Students and Scholars (ISS). Purposes of this Session:. To provide you with information on how to maintain your non-immigrant status (F-1).
Immigration Information for New F-1 International Students
Iowa State University
International Students and Scholars (ISS)
Ames, IA 50011-1130
A visa is a stamp in your passport from a U.S. Embassy.
Use it to enter or re-enter the U.S. after traveling.
Your visa can expire while you are inside the U.S., and it’s OK.
Renew your visa outside the U.S. when traveling, if necessary.
Your status (F-1, F-2, J-1, J-2)is your legal right to be in the U.S. determined by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
You should always protect and maintain your immigration status by “following the laws”
Item #5 (Program End Date)
Student & Scholar Health Insurance Program
0570 Beardshear Hall
Phone: (515) 294-2394
You may also need…
…is your U.S. visa valid?
What if your visa has expired, or will expire before you need to re-enter the U.S.?
A valid U.S. visa is required to re-enter the United States.
A valid U.S. visa is not required to re-enter the United States if certain conditions are met. (Excludes citizens of Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.)
Travel within North America*
* (Includes only Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean islands adjacent to the U.S. if you are traveling for less than 30 days)
Note: If you are visiting a country other than your own country, you need to contact that country’s embassy to determine if you need a visa to enter. See this website for consulate and embassy contact information: www.embassyworld.com