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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS COMPLEX

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS COMPLEX

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 Embassy of the State of Qatar
    • The Embassy of Sultanate Oman
    • The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
    • The Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
    • The Fulbright Program
    • Remaining in home country for Fall 2021
      • 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 Exams Only
        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 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:
        • 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.
    • Kuwaiti Government Sponsored Student Request Form
      Use this form to request a:
      • Study Plan signature
      • Letter to Take Classes Outside SDSU
      • Letter about Class that Needs to be Retaken or was Retaken
      • Verification of Non-Traditional Courses (formerly "Online Course Audit")
        • Leave of Absence: Return Request Form
          Use this form if you are currently on a leave of absence and would like to return to SDSU to resume your degree program. For information on returning from a Leave of Absence, please review this webpage.
        • 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.
          • 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 they have not received their SEVP Portal email notification after the start date on their EAD card or 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. 
        • 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
          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. 
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