Once enrolled at ERAU Prescott, AZ, you must report certain changes and request authorization from CIPS to maintain student immigration status.
Change of Address
All F-1 international students are required to submit a change of address form to the US Department of Homeland Security within 10 days of a residential move within the US. This includes a move between rooms or buildings within on-campus housing. CIPS is willing to submit that form for you to the US Department of Homeland security but requires you to report your change of address in ERNIE through your student center homepage.
Change of Degree Program
Change of Education LevelIf you received admission to a new degree program at ERAU you will need a new I-20 reflecting the change of level, click on the link below to start the process.
Dependent Visa ProcessApply here to add your F-2 or J-2 dependent.
If your Form I-20 or DS-2019 has been lost, stolen, or damaged.
Program ExtensionIf you will not complete your academic program by the program end date stated on your Form I-20 or DS-2019, you must apply for an extension in advance. Note: only medical or academic are acceptable reasons per immigration regulations.
Reduced Course LoadIf you need to drop below full-time enrollment. Note: only medical or academic are acceptable reasons per immigration regulations.
ReadmissionA student whose attendance at Embry-Riddle was interrupted is required to apply for re-admission. You are considered a returning student if you have enrolled at another institution without prior written approval, have completed more than 18 semester hours at another institution, fail to enroll in at least one Embry-Riddle course in any two calendar years, or have been suspended from the University. To be re-admitted, you must file a readmission application which can be downloaded from the button below.
Students who fail to maintain their F-1 status may be able apply for reinstatement of their status with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). ERAU will evaluate the circumstances in which the student fell out of status and only those that are able to prove that the circumstances were beyond the student's control will be considered for the reinstatement process. Students who have been out of status for more than five (5) months will not be eligible for reinstatement.
Review and complete all of the steps below:
Step 1: Write and upload a personal statement essay addressing international student & scholar services staff and explaining why you should be considered for reinstatement and how your circumstances have changed. This essay should be at least 250 words and be in a clear format.
Step 2: Fully complete form I-539 adding the phrase "Reinstatement to F-1 status" in Part 2, Item 1, ensure that you have signed the form before uploading it at the button below.
Step 3. Upload a letter written from you to USCIS explaining your situation, explaining that the violation resulted from circumstances beyond your control, and requesting that you be reinstated.
Step 4. Download and complete the Affidavit of Financial Support-Daytona Beach
Step 5. Upload the completed financial affidavit of support and any financial supporting documents in order to support the issuance of a new I-20 for reinstatement
Step 6. Download your Form I-94 Record, then upload it below
Step 7. Upload copies of all I-20s previously issued
Step 8. Upload copies of identity pages from your passport and visa
Step 9. Upload copies of transcripts from all the schools you have attended in the United States
Step 10. Upload any other documentation that might help establish the nature of the violation; to document that the violation occurred less than 5 months ago, and that the student is pursuing or intending to pursue a full course of study.
Once you have uploaded all of the documents from Step 1-10 then complete the following additional steps:
- Additional Step 1: Email the Office of International Student & Scholar Services to request an appointment to complete the reinstatement process
- Additional Step 2: When attending your appointment with the Office of International Student & Scholar Services bring a check or money order made out to "US Department of Homeland Security" for the amount posted on the following website. Ensure you fill out the check or money order for the amount of the Form I-539 "New Fee" and not the "Old Fee"