Renewing Your Visa
It is not a problem if your Student (F-1) Visa expires while you are studying at Liberty. Your visa can be renewed the next time you travel outside the U.S. (e.g. summer break, Christmas, mission trip).
You can remain in the US with an expired visa as long as you are meeting the full-time enrollment requirements of your Student (F-1) Status.
If you leave the United States with an expired Student (F-1) Visa, you must apply for another visa at a U.S. Consulate abroad while outside of the country in order to return to school. It is not possible to renew a Student Visa in the U.S. While Liberty University cannot guarantee that you will obtain a visa, following these tips will prevent many problems that could result in failure to obtain a visa renewal.
Please note, if you renew your passport but your visa is still valid, you can still use your visa. Be sure to travel with both your old and new passport. For more information, please go to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website.
Always take these with you when you travel!
- I-20 with recent Designated School Official (DSO) signature, your International Student Advisors are DSOs
- Passport with an old visa.
- Copy of I-94. The original will be taken from you when you depart the U.S.
- Transcript from the Registrar’s Office
- Enrollment Verification Letter from the Registrar’s Office
- Your class schedule for the upcoming semester
- Statement of account (print from ASIST)
- Evidence of a payment plan for the current or upcoming semester
- Affidavit of financial support
- Itemized receipt from Student Accounts (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Financial Check-In confirmation
- Make an appointment at the US Consulate before leaving the U.S. Embassies
- See the Visa application page for Visa interview tips.