Changes in Visa Status
This section contains specific information for students currently or previously registered at Northwestern in either F-1 or J-1 status, who may need to change their visa status.
Find instructions for making the following changes:
- Extending F-1 or J-1 visa status
- Returning to Northwestern after a break in studies
- Reinstate visa status after a violation
- Visa changes and SEVIS records
Dependents, scholars, visitors, and faculty/staff with other visa statuses may also be interested in acquiring visa status. Learn about the process of changing to student status.