Transfer a SEVIS Record to NU

You must transfer your SEVIS record to NU if any of the following apply:

  • you are currently enrolled in a college, university, or high school in the U.S.;
  • you have recently graduated from a college, university, or high school in the U.S.;
  • you have completed or are completing a period of Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Academic Training (AT);
  • you are currently in valid F-1 or J-1 status, even if you are outside the U.S.

You do not need to pay the SEVIS fee again!

 

Instructions for transferring SEVIS record

  1. Create a New Student Immigration Document Request.  *Please note that the OISS no longer collects the SEVIS Transfer In Form.*
  2. In the “Admissions and Biographical Information” questionnaire within the request, respond “Yes” to question 2. SEVIS Transfer In
  3. In the text box that appears, provide the following information:
    • the date on which your current DSO will transfer your SEVIS record to Northwestern
    • your most recent address in the US
  4. Complete the remainder of the New Student Immigration Document Request, and submit it
  5. Wait: The OISS cannot create your new immigration document until after your SEVIS record has been transferred to Northwestern. This means that your document may take more than 2-4 weeks to be processed if you are transferring your SEVIS record.

     

    SEVIS transfer deadlines

    • F-1 students: within 60 days of the program end date on the I-20 or within 60 days of the OPT end date.
    • J-1 students: by the program end date on the DS-2019.

     

    Northwestern’s SEVIS Codes

    • SEVIS School Codes (for F-1 transfers)
      • CHI214F01109000 – Evanston campus (for all undergraduate programs, and graduate programs at the following schools: Bienen School of Music; Kellogg School of Management; McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science; Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications; School of Communication; School of Education & Social Policy; The Graduate School
      • CHI214F01109004 – Chicago campus (for graduate programs at the following schools: Feinberg School of Medicine; Pritzker School of Law; School of Professional Studies)

     

    • SEVIS Program Code (for J-1 transfers)
      • P-1-00213 (for all undergraduate and graduate programs)