United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations govern all international students who are on F-1 (student visa) status. It is your responsibility to keep in status. It is your responsibility to know when to submit forms and update records. Ignorance of the rules will not excuse you from non-compliance. If you violate the regulations, you are responsible for clearing any problems with USCIS.
You must learn the regulations affecting F-1 students. Regulations may change during your stay in the United States. Please keep yourself informed by checking the announcements sections of our website, USCIS announcements, or attending workshops for international students. It is recommended that you keep a copy of your documents (visa, I-94, passport, and I-20) on you at all times. Keep your originals in a safe place.
Below are some useful information: