An F-1 student's legal status in the United States is directly related to the student pursuing a full-course of study. If you are thinking of taking a leave of absence or withdrawing from UK, please speak with an F-1 advisor before your departure to discuss the possible affects to your student status.
It is required by Immigration Law that you notify our office prior to departing permanently from the University of Kentucky and/or taking a temporary leave of absence. Prior to leaving and/or taking a leave of absence from the University of Kentucky, please fill out and submit the "Departure Form" on the iCAT website. Instructions on how to use the iCAT website can be found below. Our office is required to obtain evidence and provide a reason for your departure so we can properly update your SEVIS record.