Hi,I am an international student presently on F-1 Visa .. This month is took a transfer from one university to another university ..DSO of previous university transferred to the new school but when i went to the new school for registeration they said that you sevis id is locked ...We have to find out the reason for it .It will take some time after which inly we ll able to issue the new I-20...I dont know what it is and why did it happened..I am very worried...Thanks if you can answer it
Hopefully the new educational institution you are hoping to enroll at will be able to "unlock" your SEVIS registration and also reinstate your valid F-1 student status if by any chance this "lock down" situation made fall you out of status. Pursue with the school's DSO and/or International student adviser.
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The two DSOs need to communicate directly and all you can do and wait the pray that they do.
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Don't stress out too much. Keep in touch with the new DSO.
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