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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

Grad student experiments in laboratory

J - 1 Students


J-1 status is used by many different visitors to the U.S. At UI J-1 status is most often used by visiting and exchange students and by international scholars. J-1 status is a nonimmigrant classification, which means that you must demonstrate to the U.S. government that you do not intend to reside in the U.S. on a permanent basis. You must also demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the English language. Form DS-2019 provides evidence of eligibility for J-1 status.

Applications to change to J-1 status may be filed by individuals who are residing in the U.S. in a qualifying nonimmigrant status. All other students must apply for a visa stamp abroad.

If you would like to change to J-1 status in the U.S., please contact International Student, Scholar and Faculty Services to discuss the options at least six months before the planned start date of your program.

Details About the J-1 Status

Qualifying for J-1 Student Status  Pre-arrival 
J-1 Visiting & Degree Students   International Student Fees 
SEVIS  Health Insurance
Visa Stamp Enrollment  Maintaining J-1 Status 
Form DS-2019  Employment/Training 
Form I-94  Program Extension 
Passport  Evidence of Funding 
Entering the U.S. Social Security 
Changing to J-1 Status  Travel Abroad  
J-1 Exchange Students  Travel to Canada or Mexico 
J-1 Transfers  Visits from Family or Friends Who Require a B-2 Visa 
J-2 Status
Two-Year Home Residency 


Address Change Form  J-1 AC Training Model Employer Letter 
Airport Pickup for Orientation  J-1 Academic Training 
Certificate of Financial Responsibility J-1 On-Campus Work Authorization Request 
COS Instructions to F1  J-1 Sponsor Request Form
COS Instructions to F2  J-1 Sponsored & Dependent Student Health Insurance Waiver 
COS Instructions to J1  Orientation Hotel Reservation Form 
COS Instructions to J2  Part-Time Authorization 
Departure Survey  STEM OPT Extension 
Extension of Time to Complete Program  Transfer from UI Information 
F-1 & J-1 Student Health Insurance Waiver  Travel Request Form 
F-1 Model Employer Letter  UI Health Insurance Requirement 
I-20-DS2019 Request Form  Withdrawing from UI