International Programs Office

SEVIS Transfer Process

Transfer to ISU

In order for your SEVIS record to be transferred to ISU from another school you must:

Contact an International Student Advisor at your previous school to complete the procedures for transferring your SEVIS record to ISU. Once your SEVIS record has been released to ISU, you have completed the transfer process.

Your Transfer I-20

If you need to travel outside the U.S. prior to your first semester at ISU, please contact us at to request a transfer I-20 for travel. Otherwise, you may pick up your I-20 upon arrival at ISU.

Orientation and IPO Check-In

A mandatory orientation session is required for all new ISU international students. This includes transfer students. More information regarding orientation is found on our orientation page.

You are also required to check-in within 15 days of the start of the semester with IPO. Failure to complete your IPO check-in will place you in violation of your immigration status.

Important Notes:

Transfer from ISU

In order for your SEVIS record to be transfered to another school from ISU, you must:

Your new school may have a Transfer Clearance Form that verifies your F-1 status. IPO will complete this form for you, but will not transfer your SEVIS record until all of the above have been submitted.

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