SEVIS Transfer

If you are completing or leaving your current Brandeis program and you have been accepted to a program at a different U.S. institution, you may be eligible for an F-1 SEVIS Transfer. The SEVIS transfer is initiated by Brandeis and is completed in SEVIS by the new school. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • You have accepted an offer to attend another U.S. institution.
  • You have been maintaining your F-1 visa status.
  • Your new program begins within 5 months of completing your Brandeis program.
  • You submit the ISSO Transfer Out Request Form within 60 days of completing your Brandeis program.

How to request a SEVIS Transfer

(1) Submit the ISSO Transfer Out Request Form within 50 days of completing your Brandeis program.  This is the official mechanism to notify ISSO of your intent to transfer,

  • Upload your letter of admission to the new school, the new school's transfer in form (if any), and your I-94.
  • Indicate your SEVIS Release Date. The release date cannot be later than your 60 day grace period.

(2) If you are eligible for the transfer, your SEVIS record will be released to your new school on the SEVIS Release Date you indicate.

(3) Your new school will complete your F-1 transfer in SEVIS and issue a new I-20 / DS-2019 noting the completion of the transfer.