Transferring Your SEVIS Record
Your SEVIS record must reflect your current academic institution. If you transfer to a new institution, your immigration status and SEVIS record must also be transferred to that institution. You must transfer your SEVIS record if you have graduated from Illinois Tech and are starting a new degree program at a new university or if you will not complete studies at Illinois Tech and are starting studies at a new institution.
Important notes about transferring your record
- A SEVIS transfer is a transfer of your immigration status, not your academic credits.
- Once your record has been transferred, all employment must stop—this includes on-campus and CPT, OPT, and AT.
- Traveling may impact your transfer release date. Please discuss any upcoming travel plans with the International Center (IC).
- Once a record has been transferred, the IC will no longer have access to it.
- Once a record has been transferred, the transfer cannot be canceled or reversed. If you change your mind, you must inform an IC advisor prior to the SEVIS release date by meeting with an advisor.
You must be maintaining F-1/J-1 status at IIT. This includes students in the following situations:
- Enrolled as a full-time student, or
- On OPT/Academic Training, or
- Reported to the IC (new students only)
- Recent graduate (within 60 days for F1 Students and within 30 days for J-1 Students).
J-1 students have additional restrictions so any transfer plans must be discussed with an IC Advisor.
- Submit the following to the IC:
- Admission letter from another United States institution
- Completed IC Transfer Out form.
- Copy of your new school’s transfer form (if applicable)
Processing times for this request are 2 business days. Please submit your complete request to the IC at least 2 business days prior to your desired transfer date.
- Withdraw your academic record online through the MyIIT portal. (Look for the Academic Affairs Channel under the Academics tab.)
- Report to the international office at the new school and notify them that you should be issued a “Transfer Pending” I-20 with the same SEVIS ID number or a transfer DS-2019.