If you are planning to leave IU to study at a different institution in the United States, you will need to transfer your SEVIS record to your new college or university. This allows you to keep your unique SEVIS ID number, which is critical for maintaining your legal status in the United States.
Transfer your SEVIS record from IU to a new institution
To have your SEVIS record released, you will need to request the transfer via iStart. You will need to take the following steps:
- Log in to iStart.
- On the left side of the page, click SEVIS Transfer Out.
- Complete this e-form. Pay special attention to the date you are requesting that OIS release your SEVIS record to your new institution. As of that date, your SEVIS record will belong to your new school.
- Before you can complete the e-form, you will be prompted to provide OIS with a copy off your admission letter to your new school.