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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER

Forms 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. 

 
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  • Alternate Health Insurance Submission Form
    Use this form if you have an alternate health insurance provided by:
    • Your employment as a TA or GA at SDSU
    • A grant from SDSU or SDSU Research Foundation
    • The Kuwait Cultural Office
    • The Embassy of the State of Qatar
    • The Embassy of Sultanate Oman
    • The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
    • The Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
      • 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.)
      • For Graduate Students on Thesis/Comprehensive Exam 
        Use this form if you are an international graduate student applying for an I-20 extension and will only be enrolled in thesis/comprehensive exams along with supporting financial documents to provide evidence of funding for one semester.
      • For International Students Commuting from Mexico 
        All admitted international students commuting from Mexico and requiring an F-3 student visa must submit this form and supporting financial documents to provide evidence of funding for one academic year. An I-20 will be issued AFTER financial documents are approved by the SDSU Office of Admissions.
    • I-20 Extension Request Form
      Use this form if your I-20 is expiring and you need to request an extension. This form is not for students applying for the 24-Month OPT STEM Extension.
    • 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
      • Change of Major
      • Change of OPT Employer
      • Cap Gap Extension
      • Update OPT & STEM Extension Information
    • 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:
        • Copy of Current Visa
        • Copy of Financial Documentation
      • Change of Level:
        • Copy of Acceptance Letter or Email
        • Copy of Financial Documentation
      • Change of Country of Citizenship:
        • Copy of New Passport
    • J-1 Academic Training Record Form
      For information on J-1 Academic Training, please review this webpage. Use this form to apply for Academic Training as a J-1 student, along with your department's recommendation, to the ISC advisor with whom you are working with.
        • Leave of Absence: Return Request Form
          Use this form if you are currently on a short-term leave of absence (less than 5 months) and requesting a reactivation of your SEVIS record or a long-term leave of absence (more than 5 months) and requesting issuance of a new I-20.
        • Letter Request Form
          Use this form to request an:
          • 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: No alterations will be made to the standard format of this letter.
          • F-1 Student 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. This form is only required if a campus employer asks for verification that you are allowed to work on campus.
          • Other letter: Describe, in detail, the nature of your letter. It will be reviewed and evaluated to determine if the office can assist you with your request.
        • Optional Practical Training (OPT) Note for I-765 Application
          Include this note with your I-765 application to USCIS for Pre-Completion OPT, Post-Completion OPT, and the OPT STEM 24-Month Extension. You can print this form and complete with a black pen, or find a website or app to convert the PDF to a fillable form.
        • Optional Practical Training (OPT) Update Form
          All students on OPT and the OPT STEM Extension should use this form if their SEVP Portal account is locked to request a reset. In addition, this form is used to report a change in personal information (email address, U.S. physical address, phone number) or to request an end to their F1 status due to departing the U.S. or changing to another immigration status. Finally, students on the OPT STEM Extension should use this form to report their 6-month participation, submit annual evaluations, submit change of employer information, and submit an updated I-983 with material changes. This form should be completed within 10 days of the change. 
        • Social Security Verification Request Form
          Use this form to certify that you are an F-1 or J-1 student attending San Diego State University and that you have been offered on-campus employment. Click here for detailed information on how to apply for a Social Security Number. Please note that due to the pandemic, Social Security Administration offices throughout the U.S. are closed for walk-in services. First-time applicants for a Social Security Number (SSN) need to call their local field office and request to speak to an agent in order to make an in-person application appointment. An appointment will be granted only upon successfully answering pre-qualifying questions, and required original documents must be on hand to answer these questions. After the in-person appointment, processing is expected to take approximately two weeks.
        • Transfer Out Request Form 
          Use this form to transfer your SEVIS record to another U.S. school. You will need to submit an acceptance letter from the new school. Students who have not graduated from SDSU must also make an appointment with an ISC advisor. To make an appointment, please contact us.
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