Student Request Forms

Listed in alphabetical order.

Name of Form
Description Form Link

1. Academic Training for J-1 Students

J-1 students with off-campus job offers related to their fields of study should complete this form. >>Read More

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2. Adding a Dependent

F-1 or J-1 students requesting their spouse or children to join them should complete this form. >>Read More

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3. Change of Level (Masters to Ph.D.)

F-1 or J-1 students seeking to advance from a Masters to a PhD level of study at UC Berkeley should complete this form. 

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4. Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

F-1 students seeking off-campus work authorization in their fields of study should complete this form. >>Read More

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5. Extension of Program

F-1 or J-1 students seeking to extend their I-20 or DS-2019 end date should complete this form. >>Read More

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6. Filing Fee Application (Grad Students)

A reduced fee for graduate students.  >>Read More

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7. Guarantee of Financial Support
    (UCB Departments)

For verification of financial support from the Academic Department.  >>Read More

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8. Guarantee of Financial Support
    (Private Sponsor)

For verification of financial support  from private sponsors.
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9. In Absentia Form

Full-time graduate students required to conduct research outside California should complete this form. >>Read More

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10. J-1 On-Campus Employment

J-1 students seeking to begin, change, or renew on-campus employment or fellowships should complete this form. >>Read More

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11. Optional Practical Training (OPT)

F-1 students seeking employment in the U.S. in their field of study should complete this form.   >>Read More

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12. OPT STEM Extension Application

F-1 students on post-completion OPT with degrees in STEM majors (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) should fill out this form to request an extension of OPT. >>Read More

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13. Reduced Course Load:
      Academic Reasons and Final Semester

F-1 and J-1 requesting to drop below full-time enrollment should complete this form.  >>Read More

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14. Reduced Course Load or Withdrawal:
      Medical Reasons

F-1 and J-1 requesting to drop below full-time enrollment should complete this form.  >>Read More

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15. Replacement Document Form

F-1 and J-1 students who have lost, damaged, or need a correction on their own or their dependents' I-20s or DS-2019s should complete this form.

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16. Social Security Number

Social Security Numbers are needed for F-1 and J-1 students who will be employed in the U.S.  >>Read More

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17. Transfer-Out Request Form

F-1 students transferring out of UC Berkeley to another U.S. institution should complete this form. J-1 students should speak with a BIO advisor. >>Read More

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18. Cancellation/Withdrawal
      Impact on Visa Status

F-1 and J-1 students planning to cancel or withdraw their enrollment should complete this form and meet with a Berkeley International Office advisor prior to withdrawal.  >>Read More

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