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How DUI Impacts Student F1 Visa

What effect will a student DUI arrest or conviction have on a current F1 visa? Can the visaholder renew the F1 visa?

F1 student visas are nonimmigrant, temporary visas. To qualify for an F1 student visa, the applicant must be enrolled in an academic program at an approved school as a full-time student.1 The applicant must also be proficient in English, have sufficient funds to maintain himself during his studies, and have the present intent to return to his home country after finishing his studies.2

Once approved, the student is responsible for maintaining his status, including requirements of not engaging in criminal activity. One condition of a nonimmigrant’s admission and stay is obedience to all U.S. laws prohibiting crimes of violence and for which a sentence of more than one years’ imprisonment may be imposed.3

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