It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to speak with an OIE adviser before doing anything that may affect your immigration status.  For your own benefit and to avoid any F-1 status problems, please become familiar with the following policies and regulations regarding your F-1 Student Visa:

Immigration Regulations for F-1 Students

Learn about basic immigration regulations for F-1 students.

Maintaining Your Student Status

What IF I Want to…

(e.g., take a quarter off, take less than full course of study, etc.)

Work Options for International Students

Find out about on and off campus work opportunities.

Travel and Re-entry in the U.S.


Some Important Government Agency information for your reference:

SEVIS – SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System)

SEVIS is a U.S. Government database used to track the arrival, enrollment and departures of international students and their dependents.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Download forms and get updates.

U.S. Embassies and Consulates

Find Embassies and Consulates all over the world.

Last Updated March 15, 2015