Forms and Documents for Internationals

Below are some forms and documents you may need as a F-1 or J-1 visa holder. If you have any questions, please contact the Center for International Education.

Name of Form Description
Emergency Contact Information for Internationals Current international students and VLIs use this form to update emergency contact information.
Travel in F-1 and J-1 Visa Status Current international students use this form to review important information about traveling outside the U.S.
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.
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.
Change of Address Form This form is for students reporting a change of address.
OPT Work Authorization 
F-1 students use this to learn about Optional Practical Training.
OPT STEM 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 24 months.
 J-1 Academic Training Information J-1 students use this to learn about Academic Training.
J-1 Academic Training Request Form J-1 students use this form to request authorization for Academic Training.
On-Campus Employment Authorization For J-1 Students
J-1 students use this form to request permission to work on campus.
 F-1 Student Social Security Issuance Memo
 Required for issuance of a social security number to F-1 students.
J-1 Student Social Security Issuance Memo Required for issuance of a social security number to J-1 students.