Transfer a SEVIS Record


Transfer your 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. Ask your current (or previous) institution's International Student Advisor to complete the SEVIS Transfer-In Form.
  2. Submit your SEVIS Transfer-In Form with your I-20/DS-2019 request
  3. Choose New students from the menu on the left of the portal home page. Find the appropriate visa type and the program. Submit your request.
  4. Wait: The OISS cannot create your new I-20/DS-2019 until after your SEVIS transfer date. This means your I-20 may take more than 10 business days if you are transferring your SEVIS record to NU!

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.