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IPO Office

phone: (208) 885-8984
fax: (208) 885-2859

Mailing address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1250
Moscow, ID 83844-1250

Physical address:
901 Paradise Creek Street
LLC Bldg. #3
Moscow, ID 83844-1250

Asian student in class

F - 1 Students


F-1 student status is the most common status used by international students at the University of Idaho. In general, F-1 students must engage in a full-time course of study at the University. Admissions will issue Form I-20 to eligible students who indicate that they would like to pursue F-1 status. Form I-20 supports applications for F-1 visas and F-1 status. Most students apply for an F-1 visa stamp at a U.S. consulate abroad. In general, only after receiving an F-1 visa stamp may these students apply to enter the U.S. in F-1 status.

Spouses and children of F-1 students are eligible for F-2 status, and may be issued Forms I-20 to support their applications for F-2 visas and F-2 status.

Details About the F-1 Status

Qualifying for F-1 Status  Employment/Training 
SEVIS Visa Stamp  OPT 
Form I-20  CPT 
Form I-94  Social Security 
Passport  Program Extension 
Entering the U.S.  Grace Period 
Changing to F-1 Status  Travel Abroad 
Pre-arrival  Travel to Canada or Mexico 
International Student Fees  Transfers 
Health Insurance  F-2 Status 
Maintaining F-1 Status  Evidence of Funding 
Enrollment  Visits from Family or Friends Who Require a B-2 Visa 


Address Change Form  J-1 Sponsored & Dependent Student Health Insurance Waiver 
Airport Pickup for Orientation  New International Student Orientation 
Certificate of Financial Responsibility  Orientation Hotel Reservation Form 
COS Instructions to F1  Part-Time Authorization 
COS Instructions to F2  STEM OPT Extension 
Departure Survey  Transfer from UI Information 
Extension of Time to Complete Program  Travel Request Form 
F-1 & J-1 Student Health Insurance Waiver UI Health Insurance Requirement 
F-1 Model Employer Letter  Withdrawing from UI 
I-20-DS2019 Request Form