Transfer Procedures 

Information for:

F-1 Visa Students (Currently attending DVC)


 F-1 Visa Students (not currently attending DVC):

How do I transfer my I-20 to my new university this fall if I am going back to my home country for summer?

You can request your SEVIS I-20 transfer process remotely, through email. Simply send us an email (iso@dvc.edu) from your Insite email account. Attach a copy of your admission notice from the university in .pdf format (no .jpegs or other file types please).

Please include the following information:

  • Full name
  • DVC student ID number
  • School you will attend in the fall
  • Major
  • Home country
  • Other schools you were admitted to
  • Travel dates (when you will enter the US)

We will transfer/release your SEVIS I-20 record on the last day of the spring term (5/22/20).

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 passport
  • Valid visa (it is ok if it says DVC or another school but it must not be expired)

After we receive your email request to transfer, we will reply to you with confirmation that the process is complete.


How do I transfer my I-20 to my new university this fall if I am staying in the US for summer?

You can request your SEVIS I-20 transfer process remotely, through email. Simply send us an email (iso@dvc.edu) from your Insite email account. Attach a copy of your admission notice from the university in .pdf format (no .jpegs or other file types please).

 Please include the following information:

  • Full name
  • DVC student ID number
  • School you will attend in the fall
  • Major
  • Home country
  • Other schools you were admitted to

 We will transfer/release your SEVIS I-20 record on the last day of the spring term (5/22/20). Your new school will be in contact with you regarding sending you either a copy or original 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.


If you are an international student with F1 status attending another school, college or university transferring to DVC:

  1. You must submit a DVC international student application with all required documents before the deadline.
  2. We will let you know by e-mail the status of your application. You will later receive by e-mail your letter of acceptance to DVC and instructions on our online orientation.
  3. You must follow the transfer out procedures at your current school in order for them to transfer your SEVIS record to DVC. Once we receive your SEVIS record we will be able to issue a DVC I-20.