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F-1 students admitted to the United States are responsible for maintaining their F-1 status. A
student who has failed to properly maintain F-1 status and wishes to continue studies at Houston
Community College (HCC) must take steps to be reinstated to F-1 status by the U.S. Department
of Homeland Security (DHS).
As an applicant for reinstatement, I understand that losing F-1 status is a violation under Code of
Federal Regulations 8 CFR 214.2(f), and I agree:
1. Acknowledge that re-entry to the U.S. is at the discretion of the U.S. Customs and Border
Protection (CBP).
2. Be aware I will not be eligible for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training
(OPT) until I have studied for at least 1 full academic year after my re-entry.
3. Be aware that I will not be eligible for a second reinstatement with HCC.
4. Submit a complete set of application documents to receive a new SEVIS Form I-20 for re-entry.
5. Pay the SEVIS I-901 Fee using the SEVIS ID number on my new I-20 and print the receipt.
6. Submit a copy of the SEVIS I-901 Fee receipt to OISS&SA within 5 days after receiving my new I-20.
7. Exit the U.S. and re-enter within 30 days prior to the program start date listed on my I-20.
8. Check in with HCC’s Office of International Services & Programs (ISP) immediately upon re-entry.
9. Enroll in full-time studies in the next semester (12 credit hours for Fall/Spring, 9 credit hours for
Summer) and make normal progress towards completing the program of study with a passing
grade-point average.
10. Attend New F-1 International Student Orientation.
I acknowledge that I have read and fully understand the abovementioned statements about the
application process for reinstatement. If I am approved for reinstatement to F-1 status by the
DHS, I promise to be a responsible student and follow all regulations pertaining to my F-1 status.
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