- VISA APPLICATION
- What is VISA?
- Understanding The Legalities
- Availing Assistance
- The Immigration Paralegal
- School Selection and getting admitted
- GETTING A VISA
- I-20 form
- Proving the Financial Capability
- Where to apply
- When to Apply
- HOW TO APPLY FOR AN US VISA
- Paying the Visa Application Fee
- The Visa Interview Schedule
- The Interview
- FORM I-20 CHALLENGES
- Problems with Form I-20
- Problems with Educational Qualifications
- What is Immigrant Intent?
- Bringing Your Family Along
- ENTERING THE UNITED STATES
- Going through the Form Filling process
- Obtaining the Social Security Number
- EARNING WHILE LEARNING
- Introduction to earning while learning
- Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
- MAINTAINING THE VISA STATUS
- Filing for a renewal of the Visa
- Different infringements by different students
- Maintaining the status of the F-1 visa
- Penalties related to VISA violation
- When to apply for a new I-20 form
- J-1 INTERNSHIP
- J-1 Internship Program
- How to Find the Internship
- The Requirements of the Visitor Visa Departure
- Applying for the J-1 visa:
- How to go about preparing the J-1 Application Packet
Penalties related to VISA violation
The trouble that you have taken to get the visa should be respected and once you enter the United States, it is very important that you maintain the dignity of this Visa in the United States.
Never do anything that violates regulations, and since you are on a student visa, never work without any government authorization.
Also, keep in mind (as we have already discussed) do not overstay in the country, as your documents will not allow this, and hence technically and otherwise you are without any legal documents.
The penalties are as follows:
- Deported from the United States (discussed earlier).
- You can be barred from entering the country. (3-10 years).
- You will become ineligible to change the status of your visa.
- You will not be entitled to a green card, if you do not maintain the dignity of the working visa.
Decoding the I-94 card
The I-94 form is stapled with your visa, which provides information of how long you can stay in the United States. The date of entry will be hand-written by the immigration officer when you will make your entry into the country, as well as the last date will be mentioned. In case of any doubt (read uncertainty), the immigration officer will indicate D/S or duration of status.