When a student’s SEVIS record is terminated for any reason including unauthorized
employment, they are considered to be “out of status” and must reapply for their
VISA within 5 months. If they either fail to reapply or their request is
denied then they must return to their home country. A proven incident of
unauthorized employment can lead to the individual being found to be unlawfully
present in the United States, which can lead to a ban of up to 10 years from returning
to the US.