International Student and Scholar Services

Student Visas and Immigration Compliance

International students are required to comply with U.S. federal immigration regulations at all times. Don’t worry – it’s not hard to follow the rules. Your Designated School Official (DSO) – also known as your International Student Advisors - will support and guide you.

Inform yourself, plan ahead, and stay in compliance - and then relax and enjoy being a Chico State Wildcat!

Newly Admitted Students 
Step-by-step guide to the U.S. visa application process

Maintaining Active Status
Guidance for new and continuing international students

Reinstatement Process
Instructions for F-1 students who fall out of status
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