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International Student and Scholar Services
Your SEVIS I-20, passport, and entry visa are important legal documents.
Immigration regulations require you to complete a full course of study every term.
You may request a reduced course load if you meet certain immigration regulations.
You are required to update your U.S. address on MyU within 10 days of moving.
A program extension is required if you are unable to complete your degree requirements by the date on your I-20.
You will need to transfer your visa if you decide to transfer schools.
You must complete certain requirements if you return to UMN after a leave of absence.
The University is required to notify SEVIS when a student is no longer enrolled.
You must comply with visa regulations, or you may lose your legal status.
Students with F-1 visas are allowed to work on campus in a wide variety of roles.
International students must always obtain authorization from ISSS before working off-campus.
You can travel as you within the United States, but you should bring certain documents with you.
It is essential that you ensure you have valid documentation before traveling outside the U.S.
F-2 dependents may travel with or without the F-1 primary visa holder.
Your spouse and children younger than 21 are eligible to accompany you to the U.S.
General resources for international students and scholars.
ISSS is a unit of the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, the central international office for the University of Minnesota system.
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