Forms & Handouts

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F-1 Visa Holders            J-1 Visa Holders            


General

International Student Advising

Please review this form to understand the types of advising appointments available at the ISO and how to request an appointment. 

Update Your Addresses in GWEB

Are you having troubles updating your addresses in GWEB? You will find the detailed instructions here. 

Change of Status to F-1 Student Status

Use this form if you are planning to change your status from another visa type to F-1 status.


F-1 Visa Holders

F-1 Request Form

Complete this form for any request being submitted to the ISO if you are an F-1 student. 

F-1 Benefit Requests

Updated I-20 Request

Please log into ISOGateway and use this e-form to request a new copy of your form I-20 for reasons such as a lost, stolen, or damaged document; change of major; new I-20 reflecting reported employment information within the SEVP portal, and Cap-Gap extension.

Social Security Card/Number Guidelines

These guidelines explain the process of applying for a Social Security Card/Number.

To request a social security support letter:

- Visit ISO Gateway and sign in under the Full Client Services for Students & Scholars section with the blue "Login" button. 

- Click on the Student Services tab on the left-hand side to electronically submit your request.

Reduced Course Load

To request permission for less than full time enrollment each semester:

- Visit ISO Gateway and sign in under the Full Client Services for Students & Scholars section with the blue "Login" button. 

- Click on the Student Services tab on the left-hand side to electronically submit your request.

Full Time Certification Form (for Graduate Students ONLY)

For requesting full time certification during thesis and dissertation. Must be submitted electronically through ISO Gateway each semester.

- Visit ISO Gateway and sign in under the Full Client Services for Students & Scholars section with the blue "Login" button. 

- Click on the Student Services tab on the left-hand side to submit your request.

*Please note that the Full Time Certification Form must be submitted online through ISO Gateway.

F-1 Program Extension Guidelines

Information on how to request additional time to complete studies when your I-20 is about to expire.

Transfer Out

Students transferring from GW to another U.S. educational institution must complete a Transfer Out e-form on ISOGateway. This e-form will allow the ISO to transfer your record in SEVIS to your new institution.


F-1 Employment/Practical Training

On-Campus Employment

On-Campus Employment for F-1 Students FAQ

Are you an F-1 Student with questions about on-campus employment?  You may find the answers here.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Apply for CPT in ISOGateway

Use this link to apply online for CPT today.  

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Guidelines

Explains the process for submission of your F-1 CPT request to the ISO, including Professional Praxis guildelines.bb 

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions about CPT?  Find the answers here.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Optional Practical Training Guidelines

Explains the process of applying for F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT), including sample texts.

Form I-765

Click on the link above to be redirected to the USCIS website, where you can download the most recent version of this form.

Traveling Abroad During OPT

Plan to travel abroad during your OPT and wonder if you can reenter the U.S.?  You may find the answers here.

STEM Extension of Optional Practical Training (OPT) for qualifying program codes

Optional Practical Training 24-Month STEM Extension

Use the guidelines to learn more about the STEM Extension and download a tool to help you determine if you are eligible for the 24-month STEM extension. 

STEM Employer Reporting Responsibilities 

Use the guidelines to learn more about STEM Employer Reporting Responsibilities.

Other Employment

International Organization Employment

Employment with a recognized International Organization. 

Severe Economic Hardship Guidelines

Are you a F-1 student  who is experiencing economic hardship due to circumstances beyond your control? Find information on how to request Economic Hardship Employment.


J-1 Visa Holders

J-1 Request Form

This form must be completed and must be included with any other forms submitted to the ISO for the specific request(s).  

J-1 Benefit Requests

Updated DS-2019 Request

Please log into ISOGateway and use this e-form to request a new copy of your form DS-2019 for reasons such as a lost, stolen, or damaged document, or a change of major.

J-1 Social Security Number Support Letter Request Form

Complete this form if you will need to apply for a social security number in relation to your J-1 program. 

Reduced Course Load

Used to request permission for less than full time enrollment. 

- Visit ISO Gateway and sign in under the Full Client Services for Students & Scholars section with the blue "Login" button. 

- Click on the Student Services tab on the left-hand side to electronically submit your request.

Full Time Certification Form (for Graduate Students ONLY)

For requesting full time certification during thesis and dissertation. 

- Visit ISO Gateway and sign in under the Full Client Services for Students & Scholars section with the blue "Login" button. 

- Click on the Student Services tab on the left-hand side to electronically submit your request.

*Please note that the Full Time Certification Form must be submitted online through ISO Gateway.

J-1 Student Extension Request Form

Use this form to request an extension of your J-1 student visa status. For extensions of scholar, professor, student intern, or specialist status, please email [email protected]

J-1 Health Insurance Certification Form

Please sign this form verifying that you have required minimum insurance to maintain your J-1 visa status.

J-1 Transfer Form

Complete the appropriate fields of this form to either transfer in to The George Washington University or transfer out from The George Washington University. 

J-1 Program Withdrawal

Complete this form if you will withdraw from  your J-1 program and return to your home country. An appointment with an ISO advisor MUST be scheduled prior to action being taken on your record.


J-1 Student Employment

J-1 Student Employment Authorization Request Form

Use this form to request permission to engage in employment while on J-1 student status. This form is not for J-1 visa holders in any other category.

ISO-87

This form must be completed and submitted with any Academic Training request. 

 


Forms not issued by the ISO

If you are looking for a Letter of Invitation to invite a family member or friend to visit you in the US, or if you are looking for a letter to verify your student status at GW then please visit the Office of the Registrar