If you violate your status or break an immigration law, meet with the Office of Global Initiatives for assistance. It is best to understand the immigration laws that pertain to you and to follow them rather than to risk violating them and having to be reinstated. If you are out of status, you are ineligible for benefits such as on campus employment, graduate assistant-ships or practical training.
You need to apply to the Department of Homeland Security for reinstatement.
You cannot apply for reinstatement when the violation of status involves unauthorized employment. Some violations of status can result in an automatic void of your student visa and bar you from re-entering the country for a few years.
Please make an appointment to see the International Student Services Coordinator by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 334-244-3922 to discuss whether or not reinstatement is the right step for you.
Once you and the coordinator have decided reinstatement is possible, you will be asked to prepare the following documents and return them to the Office of Global Initiatives.