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Current F-1 and J-1 Students


Current International Students (F-1/J-1) need to follow some guidelines set by the Department of Homeland Security during their complete studies at URI.

Citizens or Nationals of Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Eritrea, Lebanon, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Tunisia, United Arab Emigrates, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan and Syria, please click here.

Below are some useful links to information and forms to help you comply with Immigration regulations:

  1. Address Update
    Every time you move or there is a change in the information you have provided to OISS, you must notify OISS. Click here to download a new registration form.

  2. Staying in Status
    Once you entered the US as an undergraduate or graduate F-1/J-1 student, the Department of Homeland Security requires that you follow certain regulations. Please click here to read more on these requirements.

  3. Part-Time Information
    All F-1/J-1 students must be registered for a full load of courses. If you must register for less than the required credits, click here.

  4. Information on Academic Requirements
  5. Employment
    To obtain information on employment for F-1/J-1 students, click here.
  6. Dependents
    If you want to invite a dependent to join you while you are completing your degree, click here.
  7. To Transfer to Another University or College
    If you decide to transfer to another university, click here.

Note: OISS has scheduled some activities for students, scholars and their dependents. Please check the activity calendar to join in!

University of Rhode Island • Office of International Students & Scholars • International Center • 37 Lower College Road; Kingston, Rhode Island, 02881


International Student Orientation

Date: Friday, September 4, 2015


Place: Multicultural Center

Undergraduate Students' Time:

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Graduate Students' Time:

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.



Reporting responsibilities of F-1 International Students while on (OPT)

FALL 2015 OPT workshop schedule: Available

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