Orr Center, Undergraduate Admissions
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Should I transfer my SEVIS record?
If you are currently studying or have recently finished your studies in the U.S., you will need to have your SEVIS record transferred to USI before you can begin your studies with us. If you have recently finished your studies in the U.S., you will need to have your SEVIS record transferred before your 60 day grace period expires and before departing the U.S. If you are currently authorized for Optional Practical Training (OPT), please speak with the Center for International Programs (CIP) before transferring your SEVIS record.
Am I eligible to have my SEVIS record transferred?
If any of the following apply to you, a new Initial I-20 will be required and you will need to obtain a new F-1 entry visa.
How do I transfer my SEVIS record?
Complete the SEVIS Transfer Request. Ask the International Student Advisor at your current school to complete Section 2. This can be completed before you have been admitted to USI, but your current school will not be able to transfer your SEVIS record until you show your advisor the acceptance letter from USI.
When can I get the I-20 from USI?
After your SEVIS record has been transferred:
What about my visa?
If your current F-1 entry visa has not expired, you are eligible to continue using that visa even if it carries the name of your current school. If your visa has expired, you will need the I-20 from USI to apply for a new visa if you leave the U.S.
When can I start my studies at USI?
You must start your studies within 5 months of the last day you attended classes or the next available term, whichever comes sooner. If summer vacation is the next available term, you may be eligible to use that as your annual vacation. Please contact CIP if you have any questions about when you can begin your studies.
You must report to CIP no later than 15 days from the start date listed on your I-20 in order to complete the transfer process. Bring all immigration documentations with you.