Maintaining Status All F-1 and J-1 students must maintain their immigration status while in the United State. Take the steps below to review immigration information and learn how to maintain valid status. First, review the Immigration Laws and Policies Prezi to understand the rules and responsibilities related to maintaining student immigration status. Next, complete the Maintaining Status Acknowledgement Form. Once our office receives this form, we will place it in your file for record that you have received this information. If you have any questions or concerns about the above expectations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or come to see us in the Office of International Student Services in the Welcome Center, First Floor.