Your U.S. immigration status is the immigration category in which you are admitted to the U.S. Your status should reflect your principal reason for being here, your U.S. permissions for study and work, and how long you are able to remain in the U.S.
To better understand F-1 Student Immigration Status, let’s review your immigraiton documents, SEVIS record, and the key rules you should know to remain in the U.S. in good standing.
If you are in the U.S. in another immigration status (such as B-2 visitor, or H-1B temporary worker), your permissions and length of permitted stay will differ.
A summary of status considerations is outlined in the Emerson International Student Handbook.