F-1 Student

F-1 Student

The F-1 student immigration status is used for individuals who are pursuing an academic objective (usually a degree or training certificate) in the U.S. According to U.S. immigration law an F-1 student:

"...is a nonimmigrant who is pursuing a "full course of study" to achieve a specific educational or professional objective, at an academic institution in the United States that has been designated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to offer courses of study to such students, and has been enrolled in SEVIS (the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System). Once the educational or professional objectives have been attained, the F-1 student is expected by the U.S. government to return to his or her residence abroad."