Here are some things you need to know about obtaining and keeping your legal status while studying in the United States.
Getting a Student Visa
Acceptable proof of funding, rates for the current year, and other requirements for issuance of an I-20 or DS-2019 form
Guidelines for purchasing health insurance that meets Virginia Tech's requirements
Process and documents required for requesting a change of visa status for certain academic or medical reasons
Maintaining Your Status
Course load requirements, employment restrictions, and other responsibilities for maintaining your status while in the U.S.
Requesting an Extension of Stay
Transferring a Visa
Transfer to Virginia Tech or from Virginia Tech to another institution
Requirements for home residency following J1 study in the U.S.
Procedures for appealing for reinstatement if you violate your immigration status
Bringing a Spouse or Children to the U.S.
Procedures and documents required for requesting an I-20 or DS-2019 for your spouse and children
Talk with an immigration advisor:
Phone: +1 (540) 231-8486
Fax: +1 (540) 231-3714
International Graduate Student Services
Graduate Life Center
155 Otey St. NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Walk-in Advising Hours
Monday Wednesday & Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.