American English Language School


Reinstatement of F-1 visa status

October 25, 2017

A student who has failed to maintain an F-1 visa status and wishes to transfer to another institution while staying in the United States must regain valid status. Though this circumstance is unfortunate, we at Optimus Language School can assure that we are here to help every step of the way on one’s journey towards reinstatement.


When a student requests reinstatement, they must show proof to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that they:


  • Have not been out of status more than 5 months at the time of filing the request for reinstatement .
  • 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.


In addition, the student must also confirm that:


  • The violation of status resulted from circumstances beyond your control. Such circumstances might include serious injury or illness, a natural disaster, or inadvertence, oversight, or neglect on the part of your adviser.
  • The violation relates to a reduction in your course load that would have been within the international student adviser’s authority to authorize, and that failure to approve reinstatement would result in extreme hardship to you.


If all of the above conditions are satisfied and the student has filled out the necessary paperwork for Optimus Language School, the student must then send the application for reinstatement to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). 

Tagged: Language School in Fullerton, Language School in Yorba Linda, Language School in Orange County

American English Language School opened in 2008 as a full-immersion English language school in Orange County, California. We are a SEVIS approved language school in Orange County, California. (A SEVP certified language school in Orange County, California.) We offer admission to both international and local students who wish to immerse themselves in the English language and American culture. If you want to study English in Orange County or participate in an ESL / TOEFL program in Orange County, American English Language School in Brea is the place for you! American English Language School is near Fullerton and Yorba Linda if you want to attend ESL class in the Fullerton and Yorba Linda area.