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Departing Stony Brook University:

Any F-1 / J-1 student discontinuing their education at Stony Brook, due to completion of their academic program, leave of absence or change of status,  must first notify Visa and Immigration Services by logging in to accessVIS and completing the Ending My F-1 Status.  


Important Grace Period Information:

60 Days for F-1 Completion of Program - If you have completed your academic course work or practical training you are allotted 60 days to prepare for departure from the U.S.

30 Days for J-1 Completion of Program
- If you have completed your academic course work or academic training you are allotted 30 days to prepare for departure from the U.S.

15 Days for F-1 / J-1 Approved Withdrawal - If you have been granted authorized withdrawal due to a leave of absence, medical leave or military leave your SEVIS record will be terminated and you are allotted 15 days to depart the U.S.

Immediate Departure for Suspension or Termination of Status  - If you fail to maintain a full course load or otherwise fail to maintain your F-1 / J-1 immigration status, you are not eligible for a grace period and must depart the U.S. immediately.

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