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M-1 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I enter the U.S. on my M-1 visa before school begins?

Yes, you may enter the U.S. up to 30 days before the commencement of your study program.

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What is the eligibility to transfer schools on M-1 visa?

To be eligible to transfer to another school on M-1 visas, you must:

  • Currently be a full-time student
  • Intend to be a full-time student at the new school
  • Prove that you have the financial resources required for your education and stay in the U.S.
  • Maintain the same educational objective in the new school

Note: You may only transfer to another school within the first six months from the date you were admitted to the U.S. to begin your studies or from the date you changed your nonimmigrant status to become an M-1 student.

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15.

How do I apply for USCIS permission to transfer schools?

To transfer schools on M-1 visa, you must:

  • File Form I-539, Application to Extend or Change Nonimmigrant Status, with the USCIS
  • Submit your current Form I-20I-D, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant M-1 Student Status
  • Submit a complete Form I-20M-N from your new school
  • Submit Form I-94, Arrival-Departure documents, of your spouse and children (if applicable)

Note: You may transfer to another school sixty days after filing this application. However, if your application is denied after you transfer, you will be considered to be out of status. This means you may be required to leave the country.

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