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SEVIS Transfer In

SEVIS Transfer In

1. iTerp Checklist

Once admitted to the University of Maryland (UMD), you will receive an email from ISSS with instructions on how to begin the electronic process of requesting an I-20 through the UMD's internet-based system iTerp. Complete the items on the checklist and be sure to submit each eForm. You can find additional information on how to complete the checklist here: Obtain I-20 (F1) / DS-2019 (J1)

On the eForm titled, F-1/J-1 Transfer Form Required, select "Yes" and input any additional information the form requires.

2. SEVIS Release

You will work with your current international advisor to determine the date to electronically release your SEVIS record to UMD.  For F1 students this must occur within 60 days after your last date of attendance at your current institution or ending OPT.  J1 students must transfer out before the DS2019 expires.

ISSS will process your UMD I-20 or DS-2019 once your SEVIS record has been released. After review and approval of the checklist you will receive your I-20 via email and DS2019 by mail.

3.  SEVIS Activation

ISSS will officially complete the transfer process and activate your SEVIS record once you have completed your immigration session videos and documents check and registered for the required number of courses.
You will be issued a new I-20 document that indicates the transfer is complete.