Finding Us

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

Maintaining J-1 Status

Specific information relating to maintaining lawful J-1 status may be found through the below links:
Form DS-2019Form I-94Passport ValidityEnrollmentEmploymentProgram ExtensionGrace Period

Maintaining status is the responsibility of every student and scholar. No student or scholar should expect the administrators at International Student, Scholar and Faculty Services (ISSFS) to monitor their expirations, or to be independently notified of any changes impacting their status. The ISSFS is obligated to inform the U.S. government through SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) of any changes impacting J-1 status.

J-1 visa holders must notify the ISSFS if they experience any of the following:

  • Address changes
  • Change in length of program
  • Any departure from the program or other changes impacting its conditions such as a change in program location or program supervisor
  • Terminations or Leaves of Absence including medical
  • Change in dependents
  • Felony convictions

Additionally, J-1 students must also notify ISSFS if they experience any of the following:

  • Change of major
  • Degree level change
  • Graduation earlier than end date on DS-2019
  • Need additional time to complete their studies
  • Change in period of study
  • Change in employment
  • Change in Academic Training employment
  • Any drops below full-time status (12 credit hours per spring/fall semester for undergraduates; 9 credit hours per spring/fall semester for graduates; full time in summer required [8 credit hours]; if this semester is first or last semester of enrollment)
  • Disciplinary action
  • Suspensions/expulsions

Note that the above list is not necessarily comprehensive. Students should contact the ISSFS if there is any question about maintenance of status.