This form is to request your SEVIS record to be transferred out to another U.S. educational institution.
Please note that if you have any holds on your student account, we may not be able to assist you until all holds are removed.
Before requesting your SEVIS record to be transferred out, please read the following important reminders:
OPT Students: If you are currently engaged with a Post-Completion or STEM Extension Optional Practical Training (OPT), please note that the OPT authorization will end immediately upon a SEVIS record transfer.
Grace Period: If your program end date or OPT expiration is nearing or has been reached, please note that your new institution must accept your SEVIS record and issue you a transfer pending I-20 before your grace period expires. Grace period is for 60 days.
New Program Start Date: Upon your SEVIS record transfer, you must begin a new program of study at the earliest possible date or within 5 months.
International Travel: If you have upcoming international travel plans, you must present the transfer I-20 from the new institution upon seeking re-admission to U.S.
Applying for a F-1 Student Visa: If you are already outside the U.S. or going to be outside of the U.S. and will have an expired visa by the time you plan to return to the U.S., please be sure to apply for a Visa renewal using the transfer I-20 from the new institution.
We will be in touch with you by sending emails to your UW Tacoma email account regarding this request.