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

I-20 Request Form

This form must be used to request an I-20 extension or correction, reprint or to add an F-1 dependent to your I-20. This form is also used to create initial attendance I-20s for returns from leave of absence as well as to resolve visa status problems through travel and in support of a request a change of visa status to F-1.

Social Security Card/Number Guidelines

Used to explain the process of applying for a Social Security Card/Number.

Reduced Course Load Form

Used to request permission for less than full time enrollment.

Full Time Certification Form (for Graduate Students ONLY)

Used to request full time certification during thesis and dissertation. Must be submitted each semester.

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 Form

Use this form if you are planning to transfer to another school. We'll miss you! Please see an ISO advisor for information on how to request a transfer from GW to another school.


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)

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Guidelines

Explains the process for submission of your F-1 CPT request to the ISO.

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

DS-2019 Request Form

This form must be used to request an DS-2019  correction, reprint or to add an J-2 dependent to your DS-2019. 

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 Form

Used to request permission for less than full time enrollment.

Full Time Certification Form (for Graduate Students ONLY)

Used to request full time certification during thesis and dissertation. Must be submitted each semester.

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 iso@gwu.edu

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