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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS COMPLEX

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS COMPLEX

Documents and Requests for International Students

Complete the online request form for the document you are requesting. Processing time is 7 business days. Documents are being sent via e-mail, with SEVP approved digital certified e-signatures. Processes that require physical documents and ink signature will continue to be sent via USPS mail or eshipglobal courier services

  •  ALTERNATE HEALTH INSURANCE
    • Use this form if you have health insurance provided by one of the following:
      • Your employment as a TA or GA at SDSU
      • a grant from SDSU or SDSU Research Foundation
      • Embassy of the State of Qatar
      • Embassy of Sultanate Oman
      • Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
      • Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
      • Fulbright Program
  • COMPLETION/TERMINATION OF IMMIGRATION STATUS FORM
    • Withdrawing from the university and will not finish degree
    • Completing degree program with no intention of applying for OPT
    • Withdrawing early from OPT/STEM OPT and will depart the U.S.
    • Adjusted visa status and will conclude use of F-1 or J-1 visa
  • CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT AUTHORIZATION REQUEST
    • F-1 students are eligible for simultaneous enrollment with a combination of courses at SDSU and another college or university, only if approved by the SDSU International Student Center. Use this form to request authorization for concurrent enrollment only if you will be under-enrolled at SDSU (less than 12 units for undergraduates; less than 9 units for graduate students). Please review the information about concurrent enrollment at this webpage.
  • CURRICULAR PRACTICAL TRAINING (CPT) REQUEST
    • For information on CPT, please review the CPT webpage. The CPT Request Form must be submitted and accompanied by 1) your job offer or internship letter, and 2) the fully completed and signed CPT Application Form with your academic department’s approval.
  • F-1 CHANGE OF EDUCATION LEVEL
    • This form is for continuing (not newly admitted) students who are changing level from Bachelor’s to Master’s, or from Master’s to Doctorate
  • F-1 NEW SEVIS ID REQUEST
    • This form is used by continuing students who need a new SEVIS ID to be generated. A new SEVIS fee must be paid to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program. This form is not for newly admitted students
  • F-1 PROGRAM OF STUDY I-20 EXTENSION REQUEST
    • This form is only for students who need to extend their current F-1 immigration status. A Financial Statement Form and financial proof must be uploaded when submitting this request. This form is not for students applying for the OPT STEM extension. 
    • Please limit your financial statement form’s filename and your financial document’s filename to 15 characters or less.
  • FINANCIAL STATEMENT FORMS:
    • For Exchange Students 
      • International exchange students must present evidence of sufficient funds available to meet financial obligations at SDSU. Your DS-2019 form for obtaining a student visa will be issued after this form is received and approved by SDSU Office of Admissions. (Note: if family members will accompany you, additional financial support is required.)
  • I-20 INITIAL SEVIS REQUEST FORM
    • To be used by a continuing student, when a new SEVIS ID needs to be generated, and a new SEVIS Fee will be paid to the Student and exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS). This form is not for newly admitted students. 
  • I-20 REPLACEMENT/UPDATE REQUEST FORM
    • Use this form to request a replacement or updated I-20, only for the reasons listed below:
      • Lost 
      • Damaged
      • Travel Signature
      • Change of Major
      • Change of OPT Employer
      • Update OPT & STEM Extension Information (this form is not for requesting an I-20 to apply for Post-Completion OPT or the STEM OPT Extension)
  • I-20 REQUEST FORM - OTHER
    • Use this form to request one of the I-20 documents listed below. Required supporting documents are listed beneath each I-20 request: 
      • Add Dependent:
        • Passport Copy of Dependent(s)
        • Copy of Financial Documentation
      • Update Financial Information:
        • Copy of Financial Documentation
      • Change of Status in US:
        • Copy of Passport
        • Copy of Financial Documentation
      • Change of Country of Citizenship:
        • Copy of New Passport
  • J-1 ACADEMIC TRAINING APPLICATION SUBMISSION FORM
    • This form is only to be used by students who hold J-1 immigration status. Before completing this form, please meet with an ISC Advisor to discuss eligibility and review the Academic Training (AT) information and process. When submitting the Academic Training Application Submission Form, you are required to upload the job offer letter or internship letter and the fully completed and signed Academic Training Record Form with your academic department's approval. Additional financial support documents may be needed based on request.
  • J-1 ACADEMIC TRAINING REPORTING FORM
    • This form is for students who are on a peroid of approved J-1 Academic Training who need to report an update to their SEVIS record, including change of address, phone number, and end of Academic Training evaluation.
  • J-1 PROGRAM OF STUDY DS-2019 EXTENSION REQUEST FORM
    • This form is only to be used by students who hold an J-1 immigratin status. You must meet with an ISC advisor before you submit this request. If you are an EXCHANGE student studying at SDSU for 1 or 2 semesters, please note you must receive extension approval from both your home university coordinator and SDSU Global Education office before you can submit this request.
  • J-1 ON CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION REQUEST
    • J-1 students who are offered on-campus employment must request authorization from the ISC and apply for a Social Security Number. Once you have received an on campus offer and received an offer letter from HR, use this form to request authorization to work on campus as well as a letter to use for your Social Security Number application, if needed.
      • LETTER REQUEST FORM
        • Use this form to request one of the following letters:
          • Authorization to Take Additional Courses Outside of SDSU— This letter is often required by the school outside of SDSU that you are requesting to take classes in. The letter certifies that the ISC authorizes you to take classes at another school. During the academic year, your registration at SDSU and the school will equal 12 or more units. In addition, at least 9 units at SDSU must be lecture and/or hybrid courses. PLEASE NOTE: If you are sponsored by the Kuwaiti Government, please complete the Kuwaiti Government Sponsored Student Request Form
          • Authorization to Take Additional Courses Outside of SDSU during OPT Period.
          • International Student Status Verification Letter— This letter certifies that you are an F-1 or J-1 student attending SDSU. Your date of birth, citizenship, major, and the number of units currently enrolled will be included. Note: this letter has a standard format that will not be modified.
          • On-Campus Employment Verification Letter—This letter certifies that you are an F-1 or J-1 student attending SDSU and that you may work up to 20 hours per week on campus. It is only required if a campus employer asks for verification that you are allowed to work on campus.
          • Other letter— If you need a letter other than the ones above, please provide a detailed description of what you need. Your request will be reviewed and evaluated to determine if the International Student Center can assist.
      • OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING (OPT) UPDATE FORM
        • All students on OPT and the OPT STEM extension should use this form if 1) they have not received their SEVP portal email notification after the start date on their EAD card, 2) their SEVP portal account is locked (request a reset), 3) personal information has changed (email address, U.S. physical address, phone number), or 4) they are ending OPT or STEM OPT early and departing the U.S., or changing to another immigration status. Lastly, students on the OPT STEM extension should use this form to report their 6-month participation or submit 1) annual evaluations, 2) change of employer information, and/or 3) updated I-983 with material changes. This form should be completed within 10 days of the change.
      • SEVIS TRANSFER REQUEST FORM
        • Use this form to transfer your SEVIS record to another U.S. school or if you need a transfer clearance form to be completed. Students who have not yet graduated and are transferring out are required to speak with an ISC advisor. To make an appointment, please contact us.
      • SOCIAL SECURITY VERIFICATION REQUEST FORM (FOR F-1 STUDENTS)
        • Use this form to certify that you are an F-1 student attending San Diego State University and that you have been offered on-campus employment. (For J-1 students seeking an SSN, complete the "J-1 On-Campus Employment Authorization Request" above.) F-1 students must complete the following items before submitting this form: F-1 Immigration Reporting ModulePurchase JCB Health Insurance or be approved for alternate health insurance, update U.S. address and phone number in SDSU Webportal and enroll in a full course load or be approved for a reduced course load by the ISC. Click here for detailed information on how to apply for a Social Security Number. 
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