The University of Illinois Springfield's Office of International Student Services provides international applicants advising assistance related to immigration laws and regulations. This page organizes information specific to your F-1 status and helps to clarify your responsibilities and the assistance our International Student Services office offers international applicants. The F-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa category for students wishing to study in the United States while enrolled as a full-time student in an academic, degree-seeking program at an accredited institution in the United States. UIS is authorized to host F-1 student visas through the Student and Exchange Visitors Program, Immigration & Customs Enforcement.
Visa Information includes obtaining an initial F-1 visa, change of status and dependent visas.
Maintaining Your Status walks you through the important steps you must take as a student in order to ensure you remain “in-status.”
Form I-20 provides a general overview of the purpose of this form and as well, explains circumstances in which a new form I-20 is required.
SEVP, SEVIS, Recordkeeping, and Reporting is a guide to the responsibilities of the UIS DSO (designated school officials) as required by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Here you will find information on what the reporting requirements are for each F-1 student.
Study in the States is the official website of the Department of Homeland Security. This website is a guide for all F-1 students seeking to study in the USA and will be another important resource for you while studying with UIS.