F-1 Student

Being in F-1 student status means that your primary purpose for being in the U.S. is to study.

5/11/18
Learn what F-1 students need to know about paying the SEVIS fee. 
5/11/18
Understand what you need to do to remain in lawful    F-1 student status.
9/21/17
Learn how you may be eligible for authorization for a reduced course load, depending on your personal circumstances.
6/1/18
Find out what you need to do if you need more time to complete your studies.
5/11/18
Find out what you need to do regarding your F-1 student status if you will take a Leave of Absence from UB.
5/11/18
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) enables F-1 students to take part in an internship or other experience that is integral to the curriculum of their degree program.
9/21/17
Optional Practical Training is an F-1 student benefit that allows you to work off-campus in a job related to your major. It is meant to supplement your academic experience with practical experience.
5/11/18
Some F-1 students wish to bring their spouse and/or children to the U.S.  Find out what you need to do to obtain F-2 I-20's for your dependents.
2/22/18
A change of status is a change in one’s primary purpose for being in the U.S.
6/15/18
F-1 students who have failed to maintain their immigration status may request reinstatement from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
6/1/18
Economic Hardship employment authorization is permission granted to F-1 students by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work off-campus due to specific economic hardship criteria.
5/11/18
If you plan to transfer from UB to another school or vice versa, you may need a SEVIS Transfer.