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Statement of International Student Responsibilities

As an international student in the USA, you have accepted more obligations and responsibilities than your U.S. counterparts. It is very important to understand all of your government's regulations, as well as United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations here in the United States, remembering that it is solely your responsibility as an F-1 or J-1 student to maintain your immigration status.

You are expected to: 
  • Keep your address up to date. Notify the Office of International Programs (OIP), NDSU (in Campus Connection), and your sponsor of your correct address. USCIS requires that addresses be current and must be updated within 10 days of moving.  
  • Maintain valid student status in the United States. Your passport, I-20 (or DS-2019), and Form I-94 must always remain up-to-date, and not expire. You must be enrolled as a full-time student at all times.
  • Request all documents in a timely manner. Request any documents you may need early enough so that they will be prepared for you at the time you need them. This time period could vary between one week (for something like an I-20 signature) to six months for something as complicated as a change of status or reinstatement. If you are a sponsored student, please allow enough time to contact your sponsor ahead of time for financial matters. There is no same day processing.
  • Notify the Office of International Programs regarding changes to your I-20 or DS-2019. You must notify the OIP of any and all changes to your scholarship, assistantship or funding, including I-20 or DS-2019 expiration date changes and approvals for change of field of study.
  • Follow Office of International Programs office policies, including advising and appointment schedules for international student advising. 
  • Visit the OIP Website for up-to-date Immigration and Employment Information. The OIP website includes a large amount of information related to your immigration status and employment opportunities while you are here at NDSU, and we strive to keep this information current and add useful information as necessary. 

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Office of International Student and Study Abroad Services
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7895 - Fax: +1 (701) 231-1014
Campus address: Memorial Union 116
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Administration Ave / Memorial Union 116, Fargo, ND  58102
Page manager: International Student and Study Abroad Services

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:19:32 AM