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Reentry in to US with sevis terminated.

Clemson, SC |

I'm on F-1 status in the US. I came to india(home) on may 6th for summer vacation. Today I received an email from my university saying that due to bad grades, Im suspended and my sevis is terminated. What would be the best option to do now? I can't apply for reinstatement because im already out of US. Can I return to US in this condition? My VISA is valid until 2019. Please help me.

If I somehow manage to get the grades adjusted by the professors, then my suspension would be lifted which then needs the sevis to be reactivated. If I can do my part, can the sevis be reactivated either throug a data fix or any other way?

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  1. Best answer

    You can try to make an entry in the US, fast before your SEVIS' termination is registered in CBP's database system at the airports, but even if challenged they would have to let you in, since you will be coming in to speak with your school and seek to request reinstatement (for which you have up to 5 months), to be placed in probation for one semester, etc. besides, your visa is still valid.

    Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known. It is your responsibility to retain a lawyer to analyze the facts specific to your particular situation in order to give you specific advice. Specific answers will require cognizance of all pertinent facts about your case. Any answers offered on Avvo are of a general nature only, and are not meant to create an attorney-client relationship.


  2. I agree with my colleague. How about give them a call, too? Look into other colleges?


  3. Attorney Behar has given you wise advice. You may wish to discuss your student status with the foreign student office to see if any reinstatement at the school is possible or seek to apply to another school.

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