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I-20和学生签证步骤

If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, you will most likely need a visa to study at bet365中文大学.

Unless you are from Canada or Bermuda*, 你需要F-1签证, 为了得到一个, 你必须先收到一个 形式I-20. Please complete Steps 2 to 7 to receive 你的 I-20 和 F-1 visa.

(*NOTE: citizens of Canada 和 Bermuda do not need the F-1 visa but do need an I-20; citizens of Canada 和 Bermuda should t在这里fore follow Steps 2 to 5, 跳过步骤6, ,直接转到步骤7.)

如果你已经有F-1签证, or you already have a visa other than F-1, 你可能需要也可能不需要I-20. If you already have an I-20 from another school, you may be able to transfer it to Andrews. If you are in one of these situations, or in another situation of uncertainty, 请发邮件至iss@和rews.以确认您的选择.

Visitor visas (B-1 or B-2) will not allow you to study in the United States.

You will need to be accepted into a program of study to receive an I-20.

Go 在这里 申请:申请一个学习项目. Once you have submitted 你的 application, 你可以转到步骤3和4, 但是在I-20通过电子邮件发送给你之前,你需要被正式接受进入你的学习项目(第五步)。.

请填写 I-20入门表格 和 email it to the 国际财务顾问 at isfs@和rews.edu.

The 国际财务顾问 will review 你的 I-20入门表格 to underst和 你的 background, 你的学术计划, 你的 intended living arrangements on campus, 和 你的 plans for funding 你的 education at Andrews. All of this information is needed to issue an I-20.

Once the 国际财务顾问 has reviewed 你的 I-20入门表格, you will receive an email response with instructions for creating a budget sheet, 你会在步骤4中做什么.

Follow all directions from the 国际财务顾问 for completing the budget sheet.

After you email the 国际财务顾问 the I-20入门表格 (Step 3), 您将收到一封电子邮件,其中包含国际财务顾问已为您启动的预算表. 国际财务顾问将使用您的I-20入门表填写预算表的上半部分,其中包括您的个人和学术信息以及您第一学年(或少于一年的整个课程)的预计费用。.

您将被指示完成预算表,显示您将用于满足估计费用的资源, 和 you will be required to send financial (和 other) documents as evidence of 你的 resources. 国际财务顾问将在回复邮件中给出具体的说明.

认真和完整地遵循国际财务顾问的指示并按要求发送特定文件是很重要的,否则可能会在此过程中出现延误.

一旦国际财务顾问确认你的预算表已经完成,指定学校官员(DSO)将通过电子邮件发送给你的官方I-20.

The DSO will attach 你的 I-20 to the email (和 I-20s for any F-2 dependents who will accompany you). 您将被要求用彩色打印I-20,并在I-20的第一页(以及F-2家属的任何I-20的第一页)上签名和注明日期。.

After receiving 你的 I-20 via email from a DSO, you will need to pay the I-901 SEVIS fee by going 在这里. You will need to make this payment 之前 you can schedule a visa interview at a U.S. 大使馆. Keep 你的 I-20 (和 the I-20s of any F-2 dependents), I-901 SEVIS费用收据, 和 你的 passport together - you will need these for 你的 visa interview.

(NOTE: citizens of Canada 和 Bermuda do not need to schedule a visa interview at a U.S. 大使馆 after receiving the I-20 but do need to pay the I-901 SEVIS fee; after paying the fee, citizens of Canada 和 Bermuda should 跳过步骤6 ,直接转到步骤7.)

Once you have received 你的 I-20 和 you have paid the I-901 SEVIS fee, contact 你的 local U.S. 大使馆安排签证面谈.

签证面谈的等待时间各不相同. You can check the estimated wait times at the U.S. 大使馆就在你附近 在这里.

(NOTE: citizens of Canada 和 Bermuda do not need to schedule a visa interview at a U.S. 大使馆 after receiving the I-20; citizens of Canada 和 Bermuda should t在这里fore 跳过步骤6 ,直接转到步骤7.)

Make sure that you have all of the documents you need to travel to the United States.

You will need to bring the following documents with you:

  • 有效护照 with F-1 visa (NOTE: citizens of Canada 和 Bermuda do not need the F-1 visa)
  • Signed 和 dated I-20 (和 the signed 和 dated  I-20s for any F-2 dependents accompanying you)
  • I-901 SEVIS费用收据

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How to Maintain Your Immigration Status

当你在bet365中文学习的时候, always remember that maintaining 你的 immigration status is ultimately 你的 责任.

所有持有非移民签证的学生都应该负责不让他们的护照过期(至少在现有护照到期前六个月申请新护照),并监督移民截止日期,如签证到期日期和I-20或DS-2019计划结束日期. 它是 你的 责任 to take action if a deadline is approaching. 如果你的护照即将到期, contact 你的 local consulate or 大使馆 to find out how to renew it. 如果你的I-20或DS-2019上的学习项目结束日期即将到来,但你不能在这个日期之前完成你的课程, contact a designated school official (DSO) in the Office of 国际学生服务 at iss@和rews.edu 至少 截止日期前30天.

如果你有F-1签证, make sure you keep all versions of the I-20 issued to you over the course of 你的 studies; if you have a J-1 visa, make sure you keep all versions of the DS-2019 issued to you over the course of 你的 specific exchange program.

最后, make sure you underst和 你的 responsibilities regarding key dates, full-course-of-study招生, 延长学习计划, 在适当的授权下工作, 在美国境外旅行.S., 和 taking breaks, all of which are outlined below (2-7).

If you are an bet365中文大学 student with an F-1 student visa 和 I-20, you should monitor certain key dates 和 take any required action:

  • 到达日期. Look at the program start date on 你的 I-20. You can enter the United States beginning 30 days 之前 this date (和 not any earlier).  You can enter the United States up to 30 days after this date, 但是你必须得到你的学术顾问的许可才能迟到,否则你将不能上课. If you do not enter the United States within 30 days of the start date, 你的 I-20 will be auto-canceled by the Student 和 Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).
     
  • I-20项目结束日期. 如果你的I-20上的项目结束日期即将到来,而你实际上并没有在这个日期之前完成你的项目, 请填妥并提交 I-20延期表格 至少 30 days 之前 the program end date. If you wait until after this program end date to start the extension process, you will likely not have the extension option 和 will automatically enter the 60天宽限期 (see below).
     
  • CPT批准日期. You cannot begin off-campus employment through CPT 直到你从国际学生服务办公室的指定学校官员(DSO)那里收到I-20上的正式CPT开始日期的授权. If you begin working off campus 之前 this CPT approval 和 official start date, 你的 work will be considered unauthorized employment.
     
  • 选择申请时间. 你可以开始 选择 申请程序,并在I-20上列出的项目结束日期前90天提交选择身份表. 在你申请选择之前,确保你在这个项目结束的时候真的毕业了,因为一旦你开始选择申请过程,你就不能逆转它了. You can also apply for 选择 up to 60 days after the program end date, but please underst和 that if you wait until 你的 program end date or after to apply for 选择, you will likely not be granted the full 12 months of 选择.
     
  • 选择开始日期. Once 选择 is approved by United States Citizenship 和 Immigration Services (USCIS), you will receive an Employee Authorization (EAD) card. You cannot begin working in 选择 until the start date listed on the EAD card.
     
  • 选择失业期. You do not need to have employment when 选择 is approved, 但是你需要在你的EAD卡上列出的开始日期后的前90天内找到工作(每周至少30小时). If you do not register employment in 你的 SEVIS Portal account within these first 90 days, 您的选择状态将自动结束.
     
  • 60天宽限期. 一旦你的项目结束日期到来,而你之前没有采取任何行动(比如延长你的I-20或申请选择), you will automatically enter a 60天宽限期. 在此期间, 你可以申请选择, 申请另一个学习项目, 把你的I-20转到另一所学校, 或者什么都不做. If you do nothing, you will be required to depart the United States once the 60 days is up. NOTE: once you enter the 60天宽限期, you will not be able to extend the program end date on 你的 I-20. 最后,在完成选择 (i)后.e., the employment end date listed on 你的 EAD card), you will enter the 60天宽限期.
     

If you are in a visa status other than F-1, please contact the Office of 国际学生服务 to discuss which key dates apply to you.

 

如果你有F-1签证和I-20签证, 你必须在每个秋季和春季学期注册一个“完整的课程”,以保持你的移民身份.  如果你的I-20的开始日期是在任何一个夏季学期(而不是秋季或春季学期开始), you 必须 be registered for a "full course of study" during that first summer you are on campus.

的“全部课程” 本科生 is defined as enrolling in 至少 12 credits per semester.

的“全部课程” 研究生 定义为:

  • Enrolling in 至少 8 credits (9 MDiv) per semester OR
  • Enrolling in a course or section categorized as having "full time status" in the current university bulletin

If you are in a visa status other than F-1, 请向指定的学校官员(DSO)查询您每学期需要修多少学分.

持有F-1签证和I-20签证的学生:

  • If you are not going to finish 你的 program of study by the end date listed on 你的 I-20, contact a designated school official (DSO) at iss@和rews.edu 至少 截止日期前30天. If you need to extend 你的 program of study end date, you can simply complete 和 submit the I-20延期表格.
  • If you let the program of study end date pass without completing or extending 你的 program of study, you will immediately be out of status. 此时此刻, you will likely have to temporarily depart the United States, 再次支付SEVIS费用, 然后带着新的I-20(可能还有新的F-1签证)回到美国,然后才能报名参加更多的课程.

持有J-1签证和DS-2019的学生:

  • Please contact a designated school official (DSO) at iss@和rews.如果您打算延长作为交流访问者的时间,请至少在DS-2019上列出的项目结束日期前30天提交.
  • 如果你错过了这个日子, you will likely need to pay a fee to have 你的 status reinstated, 在某些情况下, you may not be allowed to reintstate 你的 status.

If you are in a visa status other than F-1 or J-1, 请联系国际学生服务办公室,讨论是否以及如何延长签证日期.

F-1校内就业:

  • 持有F-1签证的学生可以 在bet365中文工作 up to 20 hours per week while taking classes 和 more than 20 hours per week during school breaks.
  • If you are in 你的 first year of studies at Andrews, you can work up to 29 hours per week during school breaks when you are not taking classes; after 你的 first year of studies at Andrews, you can work up to 40 hours per week during school breaks when you are not taking classes.

F-1校外就业:

  • Working off campus requires authorization, most often through 课程实践训练(CPT) or 选择性实习训练(选择).
  • If you work off campus without authorization, the U.S. 美国政府(SEVIS)要求国际学生服务办公室的指定学校官员(DSO)立即取消您的I-20. You will then be out of status 和 required to depart the United States immediately.

If you are in a visa status other than F-1,  you should visit the Office of 国际学生服务 to discuss 你的 employment options.

如果你有F-1签证 和 plan to travel internationally during 你的 program of study, visit a designated school official (DSO) in the Office of International Student services 之前 you leave the Andrews campus so that we can make sure you have everything you need to return.

Once you depart the United States, you will need, at the very minimum, the following to reenter:

  • 有效护照
  • Valid I-20 with active dates 和 current travel endorsement signed by a DSO
  • Valid unexpired F-1 visa (NOTE: citizens of Canada 和 Bermuda do not need the F-1 visa)

Depending on 你的 travel plans 和 the length of time you intend to be out of the country, 可能会有额外的要求. Always talk to a DSO 在你离开之前 so that you can anticipate 和 meet all requirements.

If you plan to be out of the United States for more than 5 months, 你的 I-20 will need to be cancelled 和 when you return to Andrews, you will be required to obtain a new I-20 之前 you can enter the United States.

If you plan to be out of the United States for an extended time but less than 5 months, it may be possible to temporarily deactivate 你的 I-20 和 reactivate it when you return, 但要让这成为可能, 你需要和DSO谈谈 这两个 在你离开之前 之前 the start of the semester that you will miss while you are out of the country.

If you are in a visa status other than F-1,  you should visit the Office of 国际学生服务 to discuss 你的 international travel options.

 

无论你的学生签证状态如何,你总是可以在大学的官方假期和假期期间休息一下.

如果你有F-1签证, you are required to take a full load of classes (or be classified as a full-time graduate student) 每年秋季和春季学期, 和 you cannot take a break in either of these semesters.

F-1学生如果在春季学期修满了所有课程,并且打算在下个秋季学期修满所有课程,那么可以在夏季休息一下. F-1学生在夏季开始在校学习(即使他们已经在上个学期开始在线课程) 必须 take a full load of classes (or be classified as a full-time graduate student) in that first summer.

If you are in a visa status other than F-1,  你应该访问国际学生服务办公室,讨论一下你可以选择休息一下.

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