Current International Students

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We want to make you feel at home in Reno, and in that process, direct you to local and College resources that can support your success in your studies, social life and personal goals.

You may have heard that Reno is "the biggest little city in the world" and that is certainly true for the TMCC community too! We welcome you to ask questions, be an active member of this community and to be open to change. And remember: we are here to help; you just need to reach out to us!

If you are a TMCC student currently on an F-1 visa, you will want to make sure you understand how to maintain your F-1 visa status. This means becoming more familiar with the immigration and visa regulations that apply to you as an F-1 international student at TMCC.

The information below addresses some important information about your F-1 visa status.

The Basics of Maintaining Your F-1 Status

As an F-1 student at TMCC, it is your responsibility to become familiar with the immigration rules of the F-1 visa status. TMCC is here to guide you through that process and welcomes your questions at any time.

Note: International Admissions (located in the Admissions & Records Office, Red Mountain Building, room 319) handles appointments or questions regarding your F-1 visa status.

Immigration Documents

  • Passport: Must have a passport that is valid for at least six months into the future.
  • F-1 Visa: Does not need to be valid while you are in the U.S., but must be valid any time you exit the U.S. and wish to return.
  • I-94: Should have the notation of F-1 "D/S" (Duration of Status). This means that your F-1 status is valid as long as you are in status as a student at a school with an F-1 program.
  • I-20: Valid for 3 years at TMCC. You must make satisfactory academic progress to complete your program in this time period. You must have your I-20 signed each time you travel outside the U.S.