Forms and Handouts for Internationals

Below is a comprehensive collection of documents you may need as a UMW international student or Visiting Language Instructor. Use Ctrl+F to search for a specific document. If you have any questions, please contact the Center for International Education.

Name of Form Description Download
Request for Form I-20
New internationals use this form to request an I-20 for F-1 visa. Request for Form I-20
SEVIS Transfer I-20 Request Form
Newly admitted internationals use this form to transfer their I-20 to UMW. SEVIS Transfer I-20 Request Form
I-20 Transfer Out Request Form Current F-1 students use this form to transfer their SEVIS record to another U.S. institution. I-20 Transfer Out Request Form
Airport Arrival & Emergency Contact Information New F & J visa students and VLIs use this form to indicate airport arrival information and emergency contact information Airport Arrival & Emergency Contact Information
Maintaining F-1 Visa Status
This form is for all F-1 visa students. Maintaining F-1 Visa Status
Maintaining J-1 Visa Status
This form is for all J-1 visa students and VLIs. Maintaining J-1 Visa Status
Travel Information for Current International Students Current international students use this form to review important information about traveling outside the U.S. Travel Information for Current International Students
Reduced Course Load (RCL) Request Form This form is for requesting authorization for a reduced course load (taking less than 12 credits) for immigration purposes. RCL Request Form
Declaration of Major or Change of Major Form F-1 visa students use this form to noticy CIE of declaration of new major or change in major and receive an updated I-20. Major/Minor Declaration Form
Change of Address Form This form is for students reporting a change of address.

Change of Address Form or Name Change

F-1 OPT General Information
F-1 students use this to learn about Optional Practical Training. F-1 OPT General Information
F-1 OPT Application Instructions
F-1 students use this handout to learn about the OPT Application Process. F-1 OPT Application Instructions
F-1 OPT Request Form F-1 students use this form to request a recommendation for Optional Practical Training (OPT). F-1 OPT Request Form
F-1 OPT Extension Application Instructions
F-1 students in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) read this website for instructions on how to extend their OPT up to 17 months. F-1 OPT Extension Instructions
 J-1 Academic Training Information
J-1 students use this to learn about Academic Training.  J-1 Academic Training Information
J-1 Academic Training Request Form J-1 students use this form to request authorization for Academic Training. J-1 Academic Training Request Form
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization F-1 students use this form to apply to USCIS for OPT or an OPT STEM Extension USCIS Form I-765 & Instructions
OPT Reporting Requirements F-1 students on OPT use this form to update any changes to their address or employment. OPT Reporting Requirements Form
On-Campus Employment Authorization For J-1 Students
J-1 students use this form to request permission to work on campus. On-Campus Employment Authorization For J-1 Students
 F-1 Student Social Security Issuance Memo
 Required for issuance of a social security number to F-1 students.  F-1 Student Social Security Issuance Memo
J-1 Student Social Security Issuance Memo Required for issuance of a social security number to J-1 students. J-1 Student Social Security Issuance Memo