As an F-1 student with an initial SEVIS record, you are eligible to have your SEVIS record transferred to another SEVP-certified school in the United States. The benefit of transferring your SEVIS record is that you will not need to be assigned a new SEVIS ID number, pay the SEVIS I-901 fee again, or apply for a new visa. Instead, we will make a transaction within SEVIS to have your record released to your new school of admission on the date of your request.
To start the transfer process, we will need a few items from you. As with any Initial student, you must report to our school by the program start date listed on the Form I-20. It is not necessary for you to check-in in person with our office, instead you can complete the process fully online. The following items will need to be completed prior to your SEVIS record being transferred.
Passport (which you entered the United States with), F-1 Visa, Form I-94, Signed I-20 Documents, and additional forms - these will need to be submitted in your student application portal.
Important information to be aware of: