Immigration Orientation for New International Graduate Students


International graduate students in F-1 and J-1 visa status are expected to understand the basic rights and responsibilities they have under their student visa status. The most important details are compiled in PowerPoint presentations that you may download and view at your convenience. We recommend that you review this information at the beginning of your first semester, and then refer to it as needed during your student career at Virginia Tech.

Immigration advisors are available year-round to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about your visa status, and help you review immigration benefits and options you may have. We may also send you reminders and important immigration updates through our listserv (, and encourage you to carefully review these.