Student Request Forms

Berkeley International Office cannot accommodate expedite requests from students. The standard processing time for all student request forms is three business days (excluding weekends and holidays). Please keep this in mind as you are making plans.

Name of Form (alphabetical)
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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