F-1: Academic Student
F-1 visa holders are students who are permitted to enter the U.S. to pursue a full course of study. After they complete the course of study, they are required to leave the U.S., unless they change their immigration status. In general, F-1 students who are in legal immigration status are eligible to work on-campus 20 hours per week during the Fall and Winter terms and 40 hours per week during annual vacations and official breaks, e.g., Spring Break/Winter break.
F-2: Dependent of a F-1 Holder
The F-2 visa is given to dependents of F-1 visa holders.
Change of Status
|Change of Status – B-2 to F-1 Student (pdf) |
Change of Status – F1 Student to F2 Dependent (pdf)
Change of Status – F2 Dependent to F1 Student (pdf)
Change of Status – H-1B Worker to F1 Student (pdf)
Change of Status – H-4 Dependent to F1 Student (pdf)