F-1 Reinstatement Policies & Procedures
If an F-1 student has overstayed the authorized period of stay on the Form I-20 or otherwise failed to maintain student status (e.g., not been enrolled for full-time study, etc.), he/she is "out of status" (i.e., "illegal") in the United States. Failure to maintain legal F-1 student status is a very serious matter which could lead to the deportation of an individual if it is not addressed in a timely manner. For information about what constitutes a violation of status and/or how to maintain your legal F-1 student status, see Maintaining Your Legal F-1 Status.
For detailed information about the reinstatement process, you will need to contact a staff member in the Office of International Student, Faculty, & Staff Services at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions to schedule an appointment.