I-539 恢复学生身份

I-539 也适用于目前在美国未能保持 F-1 身份的学生递交申请,恢复自身的合法身份。在身份失效后的 5 个月内提交恢复身份申请,等候审批结果的时间不算做申请人非法停留。如果恢复身份的申请被拒,则面临非法停留的问题,需要尽快离境。

在美国逾期停留超过 180 天不满 1 年,在被驱逐出境之前离开美国,从离境的那天开始,3 年内禁止入境;在美国逾期停留超过 1 年,在被驱逐出境之前离开美国,从离境的那天开始,10 年内禁止入境。

Tsang & Associates 律师事务所处理过许多恢复学生身份的案件,帮助留学生成功重返校园,免于逾期停留的困扰。

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费用

服务费用: 依个案而异

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相关信息

服务

我们会准备律师说明信、所有表格和证明文件,除此之外也包括:

—评估个案,解答客户疑难,给出法律建议;

—指导申请人与学校 DSO 联系;

—指导申请人如实撰写宣誓书(affidavit)。

文件清单

为力求给您提供最有效最准确的咨询,我们推荐您提供以下资料文件,以确保我们的交流达到最大成果。

个人基本资料:

1. 美国地址、电话

2. 本人护照个人信息页、I-20s、美签页、I-94

3. 美国银行对账单、存款证明

学校相关资料:

1. 导致身份失效的相关文件

2. 与学校 DSO 联系的相关文件

3. DSO下发的恢复学生身份的 I-20

学生可能因为很多原因失去身份,例如

1. 入境 30 天内未能开始学习

2. 凭 F-1 签证入境后,未在签证所注学校就读

3. 在学习期间(不包括正常假期),未能在向其发放最近 I-20 表格的学校就读

4. 未能在最近 I-20 表格所注学校内全时学习

5. 未经制定学校负责人同意,擅自缩短课程时间

6. 未能在指定时间之前完成计划且没有资格申请延期

7. 在完成学业(或实习)后的60天过渡期内,未能及时离开美国或转入新的计划

8. 未能在退出课程后15天内及时离开美国

9. 非法工作

10. 在没有资格招收外籍学生的学校就读

11. 在新学校或同一学校的新计划内学习前没有完成规定的程序

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Checklist of Required Evidence

  • Form I-539 (write “REINSTATEMENT” at the top of the form)
  • Form I-539 filing fee paid by money order, personal check, cashier’s check, or credit card using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. If you pay by check, you must make your check payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • copy of Form I-94, Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Record
  • A copy of Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student
  • Evidence of your ability to pay for your studies and support yourself and your dependents
  • Evidence your violation of status resulted from circumstances beyond your control or that the violation relates to a reduction in your course load that is within a designated school official’s power to authorize, and that failure to approve reinstatement would result in extreme hardship to you
  • If you were out of status for more than five months, evidence of exceptional circumstances and that you are filing as promptly as possible under the exceptional circumstances
  • Supporting documentation (for example, a letter of support from a faculty adviser familiar with the circumstances of your case)
  • Current transcript and transcripts from other U.S. schools previously attended
  • Photocopy of passport identification and visa pages; do not send your passport
  • Completed G-1145 Form (optional; it signs you up for email/text message notification of your application’s arrival at USCIS)

Filing Fee

Updated I-539 Reinstatement filing fee

When you send a payment, you agree to pay for a government service. Filing and biometric service fees are final and non-refundable, regardless of any action we take on your application, petition, or request, or if you withdraw your request.

Requirements and Limitations

Requirements:

  • Have not been out of status more than 5 months at the time of filing the request for reinstatement.
  • If you have been out of status for more than 5 months at the time of filing for reinstatement, provide evidence that the failure to file within the 5 month period was the result of exceptional circumstances and that the request for reinstatement was filed as promptly as possible under these exceptional circumstances.
  • Do not have a record of repeated or willful violations of immigration regulations.
  • Are currently pursuing, or intending to pursue, a full course of study in the immediate future at the school which issued the Form I-20.
  • Have not engaged in unauthorized employment.
  • Are not deportable on any ground other than overstaying or failing to maintain status.
  • The violation of status resulted from circumstances beyond applicant’s control.
  • The violation relates to a reduction in your course load that would have been within a Designated School Official’s (DSO’s) power to authorize.
  • Failure to approve reinstatement would result in extreme hardship.

Limitations:

  • School DSO must recommend reinstatement in SEVIS.
  • Pay the SEVIS I-901 fee again.

Benefits of I-539 Reinstatement

  1. Permission to remain in the U.S. and resume study.
  2. Remove out of status record.
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样品和模板

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律师简函:[随后提供] 我们将提供一封I-539申请的律师简函样例。

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附信:[随后提供] 我们将提供一封I-539申请附信样例。

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补件样例:[随后提供] 补件用以补强案件理据。

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表格:点击“表格”可查看移民局所需表格列表。

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文件清单样例:[随后提供] 我们将根据客人个案的具体情况拟定专属文件清单来加强案件理据。

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移民局规费计算器: 点击“移民局规费计算器”可助您计算移民局规费金额。

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移民局邮寄地址:  点击“移民局邮寄地址”可查看申请递交的具体收件地址。

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移民局审理时间表:点击“移民局审理时间表”可助您掌握申请所需时间。

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各地指纹中心:点击“各地指纹中心”可查看各地指纹中心地址列表。

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

May I continue to study while my application for reinstatement is pending?

Yes, you must continue to study in order to maintain your F-1 status.

May I continue to work on-campus while my application for reinstatement is pending?

No. Once it is determined that you have violated your student status, you must stop working immediately.

How long will the reinstatement process take?

Reinstatement applications take approximately six to nine months, and as long as one year.

What is the “Five-Month Deadline”?

A student can file for reinstatement at any time. These cases are harder if more than five months have passed since the record terminated or completed. If the student is: 

  • Within the first five months, the student must explain:
    • Why the record was terminated.
    • How the student plans to maintain F-1 or M-1 status.
  • After the five-month mark, the student must:
    • Pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee.
    • Explain:
      • Why the record was terminated.
      • Why her or she could not file within the first five months. 
      • How the student plans to maintain F-1 or M-1 status.

The “Students Nearing Reinstatement Deadline” Alert List helps DSOs monitor potential cases, which are exempt from another I-901 SEVIS Fee and that still qualify for reinstatement in the lower threshold of the first five-month timeframe.

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