Avoiding violations to your SEVIS record
It is your responsibility to remain compliant with immigration and university regulations. The ISSC is here to provide information and services to ensure that you are aware of these requirements and are able to remain compliant. Maintaining contact with ISSC and reading your ASU email regularly throughout your time here will help ensure you stay in status.
See Maintaining Status for more information.
If you are not compliant with regulations, we may be forced by law to terminate your SEVIS record (Form I-20/DS-2019). Termination of a SEVIS record is very serious and could have many negative consequences for you. It can end your ability to stay in the United States, attend school and apply for work authorization. SEVIS termination means that you are not in legal status ("out of status"), beyond any grace period you may be eligible for according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Staying in the U.S. beyond your allowable grace period is also a violation of F-1 regulations.
It can be very difficult to fix an immigration status violation. If you are out of status, contact us to learn about your options.
If your SEVIS record (Form I-20/DS-2019) is terminated OR you overstay your grace period, you could be accruing unlawful presence. This can lead to arrest and deportation proceedings. Accruing unlawful presence may result in being barred from the U.S.