Salisbury University - Center for International Education
F-1 Visa Status
What is F-1 non-immigrant status?
nonimmigrant is a foreign citizen who visits the United States
for a temporary purpose – tourism, work, or study – and, when
finished, leaves the United States. Before being permitted to
visit the United States as a nonimmigrant, foreign citizens must
non-immigrants apply to visit to the United States, they must
declare their primary purpose for visiting.
Non-immigrants must declare this purpose at least twice: once
when applying for a visa at a United States embassy or consulate
and again at the U.S. port-of-entry (POE) where they arrive in
the United States. The declared primary purpose determines the
type of visa needed and the nonimmigrant class of admission when
admitted at the POE.
nonimmigrant status, therefore, is granted to
individuals whose main purpose for entering the United States
(U.S.) is to complete a full course of study and then return to
their home country upon completion of their studies.
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