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International Graduate Student Forms

  • Executive Structure
    Provides an overview of the executive course format, as well as course residency locations, and the internship requirement.
  • INTR Requirement
    Please refer to this document for an explanation of why INTR is required for each semester of enrollment.
  • Student ID Request Form
    Your ID card is required to document your attendance at orientation, as well a future residency days. You will need to use your UC student email and password to request an ID card. 
  • F-2 Request Form 
    F-1 student requesting for a dependent please complete the F-2 request form and provide proper documentation.
  • CPT Application - Initial and Renewal 
    Application should be completed when requesting new Curricular Practical Training placement or a change in placement.
  • STEM Applications and Reporting 
  • SSN Card Form 
    Once a student has received a SSN, this form should be  completed to submit to the University. This is required for CPT participation.  
  • OPT Application (Please allow 10 business days for processing of your OPT application) 
    Applications for Optional Practical Training (OPT) can only be submitted up to 90 days prior to a student’s program end date, or within 60 days after the program end date. Applications submitted outside of the given timeframe will be denied.  
  • OPT Employment Notification Form - Please allow 10 business days for processing
    Must be submitted when a student on initial OPT obtains employment (including changing OPT employers). Do not submit this form if you are on STEM OPT. Students on initial OPT are still required to update their employment information on their SEVP Portal, but must notify the DSO of the employment change as well. Failure to report employment via the SEVP Portal, and the OPT Employment Notification Form could result in possible SEVIS termination.  
  • DMV Request Form
    DMV Letter Request for currently enrolled students. Students applying for a driver’s license should be prepared to present the below listed documents to the DMV (if applicable).
    *The DMV address on the letter is the address for the main DMV headquarters in your state. You can take the letter to any DMV office in the state.*
    1. Valid passport with visa (if applicable)
    2. Form I-94, “Arrival/Departure Record”
    3. Form I-20 (for an F or M student)
    4. EAD card (Form I-766 “Employment Authorization Document”), if on post-completion OPT
    5. Form I-797, “Notice of Action,” in cases of a change of status (e.g., from F-1 to H-1B)
    6. Social Security number (SSN) on a Social Security card or a Social Security Administration (SSA) Form SSA-L676, “Refusal to Process SSN Application.” Please visit this SSA website for more information.
  • Semester Break Request Form
    This form should be completed when a student is requesting to take a full semester off from their studies. Please do not submit this application if you are on H-1B status. Semester break applications for the summer 2020 semester will open on March 2, 2020 and close on April 26, 2020.  
  • Program Extension Request
    You are expected to complete your program by the program end date listed on your SEVIS record. If completing by this date is not possible for you, you must submit a request for a program extension at least 30 days before your current completion date. If you fail to follow the program extension guidelines your program end date will not be extended and you will no longer be eligible for work authorization. Additionally, you will not be eligible to continue as an F1 student until you apply for reinstatement with USICS.
  • Request to Change Programs Application
    This application should be completed when a student is requesting to change programs at UC without completing their current program. If you wish to complete one program and start a new one, please submit a new application; this is not the correct form for you. Change of Program applications for PhD admission closes on April 5th, 2020. Change of Program applications for Master’s admission will be open until May 3rd, 2020.
  • Process for Letter of Invitation
    To be used if you would like to invite your relatives to visit you in the U.S. 
  • H-1B Requests for Evidence
    Please use this information if you have a pending H1-B case and have received an RFE. 
  • Travel Information
    Please refer to this information for assistance with travel-related questions and documents.
  • UC Affidavit of Support
    To be completed if you are applying for a Form I-20 and are submitting financial documents that are not in your name.  
  • Graduation Invitation Form
    Generate an invitation letter to the US Embassy inviting up to 5 family members or friends to attend your graduation ceremony. This invitation is not necessary for friends or relatives already in the U.S.
  • Request for Reduced Course Load - Summer 2020
    To be completed if a reduced course load is needed for the summer 2020 semester. Application will close on May 12, 2020.