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Immigration Overview

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This information is designed to inform our international students about their immigration status, visa regulations and policies.   Many friends, family members, fellow students and community members will offer you advice about your immigration status and visa rules. However, before making a decision to change your course of study, transfer to another institution, travel outside the U.S., or accept employment, you should seek advice from our office. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to know and abide by the regulations. Please review this information frequently and contact us if you have questions or concerns.

Disclaimer: U.S. immigration laws are very complex. The information contained in these files is designed specifically for students and scholars at James Madison University. Immigration laws are constantly changing, and even though we will attempt to keep these files up-to-date, we cannot guarantee their completeness or accuracy. The information contained herein is not intended to create an attorney/client relationship nor can it be construed as legal advice. Please meet with an advisor in the Office of International Student and Scholar Services before making applications or seeking benefits.