Initial SEVIS Transfer Out

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This form must be completed by the student and submitted to the International Admissions Office at Lamar University prior to having his/her SEVIS Record released.  Request for Initial Transfer Requests need to be made within 30 days of arriving in the USA.  The start date of the new school must also be within 30 days of initial arrival.

The following items must be submitted at the time of request:

  1. SEVIS I-20
  2. Passport/Biographical Page
  3. VISA Documents/I-94 card
  4. I-797 Form – SEVIS Fee
  5. Dependents(s) passport, I-20, I-94 Card (if they are with you in the USA)
  6. Copy of Acceptance Letter – The letter must contain the first day of class date.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY:

Steps:

  1. Complete and submit the Transfer Out Form, along with the documents listed above – including the acceptance letter by the school to which you intend to transfer. Completion of this form authorizes Lamar University to release your SEVIS record to the institution indicated below.
  2. The “new” school will issue an I-20 to you after the release date that you indicate below.  (Provided that you have completed the other admission requirements.)

Please note:  Although you may be applying to multiple new schools, Lamar University may indicate only one transfer school in SEVIS.  If you decide to cancel your school transfer, you must notify the International Student Services before your transfer release date.  Once the transfer release date has been reached, Lamar University will no longer have access to your SEVIS record. 

GUIDELINES FOR CHOOSING YOUR RELEASE DATE:

If you are currently enrolled or accepted at Lamar University (LU) and you plan to enroll at the new University/College in the next available semester, you should consider the following:

  • The release date should be no later than the first class day at the new school.
  • You can only work at the school that controls your SEVIS Record.  You cannot work at Lamar University once classes begin at the new school or your release date arrives, whichever comes first.
  • Once the semester ends at LU and you leave the US, you must reenter the US on the new school’s I-20 and stop working at LU.