J-1 Students

Visa Assistance Web Mail

During any visa application to the US you may be subject to additional security and background clearances due to your citizenship, ties to specific countries, field of study, or other reasons. These additional clearance checks may take several weeks to several months to process. There is no way to circumvent or expedite this process. If a security check is going to significantly delay your arrival to University of Michigan, please complete this form.

Standard Letter Request Form

This request form is used to ask for one of three standard letters: immigration status verification letter verifying your U-M visa status (for students whose I-20/DS-2019 was issued by U-M); estimated expenses letter indicating the amount of funding necessary to continue your studies at U-M; or guest student letter indicating your eligibility to attend another school during your summer vacation.

Transfer-out Request & Checklist for J-1 Student/Scholar

This form is used to notify U-M of your intent to transfer your J-1 immigration status to another school. The U-M International Center uses the information to update your SEVIS record with the name of the school to which you will transfer and your transfer release date. The checklist guides you through the process of officially transferring from U-M to another educational institution in the U.S.


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