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This section provides a list of campus and community resources that can help international visitors address common issues faced during their stay at UD and in the United States.

NEW STUDENTS

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To update your local address in the US, update your mailing address in UDSIS.

This address must remain a US address.

Updating any other address in UDSIS will not result in an update to OISS and the government. It is your responsibility to update your information within 10 days of the change.
 
Undergraduate/Graduate Students Initial Request for I-20/DS-2019

To complete this form, students must:

1. Accept your offer of admission on your application status page

2. Complete the "Request for I-20/DS-2019" online

3. Upload your financial documents, affidavits of support, and passports for dependents to the online module

Additional information will be given to you once you have been officially accepted by the Undergraduate or Graduate Admissions Office.

Affidavit of Support -PDF WORD Submit this form if your funding source is from someone other than yourself, your government, or the University of Delaware (for example, Family Funds)
International Student Transfer-In Form Print this form + Submit it to the foreign student advisor at the current school + fax to OISS
Estimated Costs Estimated costs of attendance for one academic year at UD


STUDENT EMPLOYMENT

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Optional Practical Training (OPT) Forms
For more information please see the OISS Employment Webpage.
Graduate OPT Application This application is for graduate students ONLY.
Undergraduate OPT Application This application is for undergraduate students ONLY.
OPT Employment Update Use this form to notify our office if you have any employment updates and/or report employment.
OPT U.S. Home Address Update Use this form to update your addresss with our records while you are on OPT.
STEM OPT Extension Application This application is for those seeking to apply for the OPT STEM Extension.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Forms
For more information please see the OISS Employment Webpage.
Graduate CPT Application As a part of this online application, your academic advisor will need to fill out an electronic recommendation. As a graduate student, you will also need a signature from the Office of Graduate & Professional Education.
Undergraduate CPT Application As a part of this online application, your academic advisor will need to fill out an electronic recommendation.
Social Security Forms
Social Security Application (PDF)*
On Campus Employment Eligibility (for Social Security Number) Please use this application to download the form and bring it to our office for a signature.


STUDENT I-20/DS-2019 UPDATES/EXTENSIONS

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I-20/DS-2019 Student Program Update Please use this application if you have any changes to your program, such as adding or changing a major or if there is an error in your document.
I-20/DS-2019 Student Program Extension You should use this application if you need to extend your I-20/DS-2019.
I-20 Change of Level Request Use this form if you are changing your degree level e.g. Bachelor’s to Master’s to Ph.D., etc.


ADDITIONAL STUDENT FORMS

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Address Updates To update your local address in the US, update your mailing address in UDSIS. This address must remain a US address. Updating any other address in UDSIS will not result in an update to OISS and the government. It is your responsibility to update your information within 10 days of the change.
Student Request for Travel Signature Submit this application with your I-20/DS-2019 each time you plan to travel outside the United States. This form could also be used to requ
Request for Authorization for Reduced Course Load Submit this application if you will be enrolled less than full time (only allowed one time per academic level in addition to the last semester of study if needed). Those requesting Medical Reduced Courseload should also complete their request via this application.
Request to Transfer Out Use this application to submit a request to transfer your SEVIS record to another school.
Request Dependent I-20/DS-2019 Submit this application to request a new I-20/DS-2019 for dependent(s).
Dual Enrollment Form Use this form if you are a student at any institution interested in taking part-time classes at UD to count toward your minimum requirement. Only use this form if you are taking part-time classes at UD and part-time classes at another institution. Do not use this form for reduced courseload, or if you have been dismissed from UD and do not have a valid I-20. Only students who have a valid I-20 in a matriculated program are eligible to use this form. This form must be completed before you engage in dual enrollment. Engaging in dual enrollment without authorization is considered a violation of your status.

Certification of Translation Form This form must be completed by a UD staff or faculty member who is providing translation of documents into English.
UD W-8 Form Please submit this form with the appropriate documents shown on page 2 of the form. Update: This form is no longer used to reimburse for travel and living expenses.
Student I-20/DS-2019 Reprint Request Complete this application if you need to request a new I-20/DS-2019 because your document was lost, damaged, or stolen.


VISITING SCHOLARS

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J-1 Forms
DS-2019 Request for J-1 Visiting Scholars All sections of this application must be completed by the department, NOT Visiting Scholars. View the new Visiting Scholar Procedure here.
DS-2019 Extension Request for J-1 Visiting Scholar Use this application if you are a visiting scholar who needs to extend his or her DS-2019.
Scholar Request for Travel Signature Use this application to request a travel signature on your DS-2019. Travel signatures are valid for one year. After completing this online application, bring your DS-2019 in to OISS to sign.
J-1 Declaration of Compliance for Health Insurance - PDF Health Insurance is mandatory of all Visiting Scholars.
J-1 Scholar Transfer-Out Request Form - PDF The purpose of this form is to formally request a transfer of your DS-2019 and SEVIS record from the University of Delaware to another institution. Please provide the documents listed below along with this form to Noemi Murphy either by e-mail at nmurphy@udel.edu or in person at OISS. Only completed requests with appropriate supporting documents will be processed. Please allow one week for processing.
Payroll Deduction Authorization - WORD Employees can have the J-1 application fees deducted from their paycheck by filling out this form.
Export Control Certification - PDF For more information on Export Control Certification click here.
Department Fee Payment Form - WORD Departments can cover the J-1 application fee for visiting scholars and employees by filling out this form.
J-1 Departure Form - PDF Scholars finishing their J-1 program more than 15 days earlier than the end date listed on the DS-2019, use this form and complete SECTION 1 so that we may shorten the DS-2019 to reflect the last day of employment/sponsorship at UD. 
J-2 Dependent Form - WORD Scholars wishing to add dependent(s) on their DS-2019 record must complete this form and submit the requested documents. Scholars should be sure that they have required documentation as listed on the U.S. Embassy website.      
H-1B Forms
H-1B Visa Questionnaire - WORD For general H-1B processing information, please visit this page
H-1B Visa Sample Letter - WORD For general H-1B processing information, please read this page
Export Control Certification - PDF For more information on Export Control Certification click here.
Department Fee Payment Form - WORD Departments can cover the H-1B application fee for visiting scholars and employees by filling out this form.


LETTER REQUEST FORMS

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Invitation and Status letters As of Wednesday 03/02/2011, The Office for International Students and Scholars has decided to stop issuing the following letters:

Status letters: You can print an Enrollment Verification Certificate directly from your UDSIS student page and bring it to our office so we can add a "University of Delaware International Services" seal. This letter along with a copy of your I-20 or DS-2019 should suffice in proving your status.

Invitation letters: These letters are not required by the embassy to issue a B1/B2 visa. The Student/Scholar should submit a copy of their I-20/or DS2019 to the relative applying for the tourist visa. You can also send an Enrollment Verification Certificate along with the copy of the I-20/DS-2019.
Other Letter Requests Please email oiss@udel.edu regarding requests for any other letters 
* Enrollment Verification Certificates can be printed online from your UDSIS page * 
** For funding letters, please contact your Department **


SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL GROUP FORMS
(Departments Only)

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Application for New Special International Program Departments and Program Sponsors should use this packet to request an OISS consultation before marketing special international group programs. The information in this packet will help you understand the different visa types, and the application will help our office select the most appropriate eligibility document for your program participants.

Please note that this is not a University approval for hosting special programs. You may still need to gain approval from and collaborate with other University departments. Our hope is that this information, as well as the guidance you receive from our office will help you build an outline for a sustainable international program.

Please return this form to oiss@udel.edu.
J-1 Scholar Forms
Export Control Certification - PDF For more information on Export Control Certification click here.
Department Fee Payment Form - WORD
DS-2019 Request for J-1 Visiting Scholars All sections of this application must be completed by the department, NOT Visiting Scholars. View the new Visiting Scholar Procedure here.
H-1B Forms
H-1B Visa Questionnaire - WORD For general H-1B processing information, please visit this page
H-1B Visa Sample Letter - WORD For general H-1B processing information, please read this page