Center for International Education

Maintaining Your Immigration Status

It is your responsibility to understand and comply with the terms of your immigration status during your stay in the United States. A violation of the immigration regulations could jeopardize your student status. 

You should always consult with the Center for International Education if you have any questions or concerns before taking action.
 

Tips on How to Stay in Status

We encourage students to use the helpful F1 Visa Immigration Guide to review the important immigration rules that they must obey during their studies in the United States. In general, students must remember to:

  • Keep your immigration documents valid and with current information at all times (including information on your I-20, passport, and F-1 visa).
  • Report a change to your U.S. address within 10 days of your move to the Center for International Education by sending an email to uwbintl@uw.edu

  • Maintain a full credit load and enroll full-time for 3 consecutive quarters before taking a vacation quarter.

  • Do not engage in unlawful employment.

  • Obey U.S. laws and the regulations governing your F-1 student status. 

 

 

Did You Know?

About 91 percent of all UW Bothell students are from the state of Washington.