Although you are not likely to have much direct contact with the various immigration services, you should be fully aware of the primary conditions imposed by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement for you to retain your F-1 status.
Please complete the following steps:
1. Update your address in InSite. You can find this function by clicking the "Settings" tile.
2. Submit ISO's Change of Address form so we may update your address in SEVIS.
Transfer Out Procedures
The International Student Office is happy to assist you with your transfer. The process will vary based on your individual situation. You can request your SEVIS I20 transfer through this form . Please also attach a copy of your acceptance notice from the university/school in PDF format (no .jpegs or other file types please). Please note that your new program must start within 5 months of your last attendance at DVC or from your OPT end date.
F-1 Students who are staying in the US at the end of term.
We will transfer/release your SEVIS I-20 record on the last day of the term. Your new school will be in contact with you regarding your new I-20. After we receive your email request to transfer, we will reply to you with confirmation that the process is complete.
Note: If you are planning to leave the U.S. before starting a new session or program at the transfer school you must use the new school's I-20 to re-enter the U.S.
F-1 Students Departing the US at the end of term
We will transfer/release your SEVIS I-20 record on the last day of the term.
Your new school will be in contact with you regarding sending you either a copy or original new I-20.
When you return to the US, you will need the following documents:
-I-20 from the new school (copy or original)
-Admission notice from your new school
-Valid visa (it is acceptable if it says DVC or another school but it must not be expired)
After we receive your request to transfer, we will email you confirmation that the process is complete.
-Valid passport and valid F-1 visa
-Active I-20 with travel authorization signature (Dated within the last year)
-Proof of enrollment (class schedule or transcript)
Please submit a request for a travel signature using this form. Once your request is received, we will review your records and send you a digitally endorsed copy of your I-20, which is officially permitted by U.S. Immigration at this time. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.
Thank you for your patience and we wish you safe travels!