Policy Memo on “Unlawful Presence for International Students” [2021 Update]

Today, the USCIS published a final revised policy memorandum related to the calculation of unlawful presence for international students in the F, M and J visa categories.  Under this revised final policy memo, effective 8/9/2018, international students and exchange visitors who fall out of status and timely file for reinstatement will have their accrual of unlawful presence suspended while their reinstatement application is pending.

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