Forms for F-1 Students

Form DESCRIPTION
Academic Advisor Recommendation for I-20/DS-2019 Extension

This form is to be filled out by an academic advisor who is recommending that a student be issued an extension I-20 or DS-2019.

Add F-2 Dependent(s) Request

This form is used to request new I-20s for dependents who wish to enter the US or change status to F-2 status.

Affidavit of Financial Resources

Each individual contributing financially to the named student's education must complete the Affidavit of Financial Resources.

Cap Gap I-20 Request Form

This web form is only for students who are eligible for the H-1B “cap gap” extension of post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT). Please review Cap Gap Relief for OPT – H-1B Transitions before proceeding.

Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Form

This form is to be used by students who are currently on OPT or STEM OPT and have received his or her Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Card.

Extension of I-20 Request

This form is used by students who require additional time to complete academic program requirements and are requesting an extended I-20. 

F-1 International Student Departure Form

This form is used to notify the U-M International Center that you are leaving U-M or the U.S. temporarily or permanently. The U-M International Center uses the information to adjust or end your SEVIS record.

Financial Resources Statement

This form must accompany certain I-20 or DS-2019 request forms. It is used to certify sufficient funding for the issuance of a new I-20 or DS-2019.

Full-time Equivalency Request for Graduate Student

This form is used to request a certificate of full time equivalency from the U-M International Center.

I-20 Request Form for Continuing/Returning Students

This form is used by students who are continuing U-M students but who need an initial, transfer back, or reinstatement I-20. Do not use this form if you are a new U-M student; contact your admissions office for your initial I-20.

I-20 Request Form to Remove F-2 Dependents

This form is used by F-1 students who wish to remove their F-2 dependents from their I-20.

International Health Insurance Plan Change Form

This form is used to request changes to your existing U-M International Student/Scholar Health Insurance coverage, such as a change to the coverage end date, the addition of a dependent, etc.

LSA Undergraduate Cross-Campus Transfer Request for F-1 Student

This form is used by Undergraduate LSA students who have received approval from the LSA Advising Center to transfer from another UM school to LSA and need an I-20 to reflect the new academic program. This I-20 must be obtained before beginning study in LSA.

OPT Employment Form

This form is to be used by U-M students who are currently on Post Completion OPT and are reporting new employment.

OPT STEM Change Employer

This form is to be used by students who are currently on STEM OPT and have changed his or her STEM employer.

OPT STEM Extension I-20 Request Form

This form is used by F-1 students to request OPT STEM Extension I-20.

Reduced Course Load (RCL) Request for F-1 Student

This form is used to request approval for Reduced Course Load (RCL) enrollment from the U-M International Center.

Request to Replace Lost, Stolen or Damaged I-20 Form

This form is used when a student needs a replacement I-20.

Required 6-Month STEM Validation Report

This form is for verifying your STEM OPT employment information.

Required Annual STEM Evaluation

This form is for students on STEM OPT who have reached either the 12 or 24 month mark of their STEM OPT period. They must submit their annual self-evaluation (page 5 of the Form I-983).

Severe Economic Hardship Request for F-1 Student

This form is used to request recommendation for severe economic hardship employment authorization.

Social Security Letter for F-1 Student

This letter is used by F-1 students who have secured on-campus employment and need to verify employment and student status in order to apply for a social security number. Please read Getting a Social Security Number and Card.

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.

STEM Material Change

This form is to be used by students who are currently on STEM OPT, working for the same employer, but have made changes to the I-983.

Transfer-out Request & Checklist for F-1 Student

This form is used to notify U-M of your intent to transfer your F-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.

Travel Signature Request for F-1 Student

This form is needed to request official I-20 authorization to reenter from a trip outside the U.S.

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.