Did you have a student visa, but went out of status? Did you work without authorization? Did you drop below full-time? Did you not pay your fees? Did you drop below a C average? Did you improperly transfer? Bogged down by the regulations and requirements? You lost your status and now wondering what to do? Already been denied? The F-1 Student Reinstatement petition is just what you need. If approved, then you could be placed back into legal status, goto school, get a newly issues I-20 and it would be as though you were never out of status. You need to apply for this as the only realistic way of getting back into legal status. You cannot leave the U.S. and then try to get reinstated as by that time, you have no status. It will be rejected if not done properly because the officer either does not believe you merit a positive reinstatement grant, or that you did not provide a persuasive enough argument or you simply did not do it properly. If not done properly, you will not be able to continue with your education, will remain out of status and could get deported. This sample F-1 Student Reinstatement Petition is for you. It has everything necessary to give you the best chance possible to get an approval. Just input your own information and use the application as a guide. It has been prepared by an expert immigration attorney. Thus, this book will allow you to see a guide of how it is done, prepared and submitted.
The following are ways a student might violate their F-1 status:
1. Failing to enroll full time during a fall or spring semester (or summer if first semester) without receiving approval for a reduced course load from the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)
2. Failing to check in with ISSO at the beginning of academic program
3. Failing to complete change of educational levels within 60 days of completing previous degree program
4. Working more than 20 hours on campus during the fall or spring semester
Exception: students may work full time during official school breaks: Thanksgiving and Spring Break
5. Working off campus without obtaining approval from the ISSO or USCIS
As an Immigration Lawyer, we are very aware of the red tape and the multiple items that could go wrong with any particular petition and/or application. Thus, this example should provide you a very clear path with which you can use to prepare your own F-1 Reinstatement Petition in order to proceed forward.
The sample F-1 Reinstatement Petition petition will give lots of great information and a significant amount of information and data that will comply with the requirements. Note that it is not an automatic grant and it is not just filling out some forms. This is your burden to prove to the immigration officer and to convince that officer you should be reinstated even after falling out of status. Thus, if you cannot hire an immigration lawyer to prepare the necessary F-1 Reinstatement Petition, then this is the next best thing. Follow it carefully and closely and you will have a real chance of realizing your dream to stay inside the United States and continue your education. Note that the adjudicating officer at USCIS is not your friend or the Consulate Officer at the U.S. Consulate deciding whether you should get this particular visa or status. Thus, you need to completely and properly document and prepare your F-1 Reinstatement Petition. You must properly either get legal representation via an attorney or represent yourself. Either way, if you qualify for this, you must make it as strong as possible.
We certainly hope you find this petition useful and helpful and hope for the best immigration experience you can have. We do have petitions on every subject area of immigration, and you might look at those if needed as well. If you do need to actually have a consultation, you can call our U.S. Immigration Law office at 562-495-0554 for an initial free consultation to determine what must be done to help you and your family.