Forms & Documents for International Students

FormWhen to use it
Certificate of Translation Submit this along with your translation document.

Declaration & Certification of Finances for Undergraduate Students

Spring 2020 Undergrad students

Fall 2020 Undergrad students

This form provides the estimated cost to attend UA for one academic year. Submit the completed form when you apply for your I-20 or DS-2019.

Declaration & Certification of Finances for Graduate Students

Spring 2020 Graduate Students

Fall 2020 Graduate Students

This form provides the estimated cost to attend UA for one academic year. Submit the completed form when you apply for your I-20 or DS-2019.

Declaration & Certification of Finances for Law Students

Spring 2020 Law Students

Fall 2020 Law Students

This form provides the estimated cost to attend UA for one academic year. Submit the completed form when you apply for your I-20 or DS-2019.

Declaration & Certification of Finances for English Language Institute (ELI) Students

Spring 2020 ELI Students

Fall 2020 ELI Students

This form provides the estimated cost to attend UA for one academic year. Submit the completed form when you apply for your I-20 or DS-2019.
Transfer-in Form Complete this form if you are transferring to UA from another U.S. institution.
Form When to use it Estimated International Center Processing Time
Certificate of Translation Submit this along with your translated document and a copy of the original document.
Change of Educational Level Request

Submit this form within 10 days of change if you are changing levels between the ELI, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D.

10 business days
Change of Major Notification Submit this form to obtain a new I-20 or DS-2019 if you have changed your major. Submit within 10 days of change. 10 business days
Concurrent Enrollment If you are planning on enrolling for classes at another school, but not transferring out, complete this form.

Declaration & Certification of Finances for Undergraduate Students

Spring 2020 Undergrad students

Fall 2020 Undergrad students

This form provides the estimated cost to attend UA for one academic year. Submit the completed form when you apply for your I-20 or DS-2019.

Declaration & Certification of Finances for Graduate Students

Spring 2020 Graduate Students

Fall 2020 Graduate Students

This form provides the estimated cost to attend UA for one academic year. Submit the completed form when you apply for your I-20 or DS-2019.

Declaration & Certification of Finances for Law Students

Spring 2020 Law Students

Fall 2020 Law Students

This form provides the estimated cost to attend UA for one academic year. Submit the completed form when you apply for your I-20 or DS-2019.

Declaration & Certification of Finances for ELI Students

Spring 2020 ELI Students

Fall 2020 ELI Students

This form provides the estimated cost to attend UA for one academic year. Submit the completed form when you apply for your I-20 or DS-2019.
Dependent I-20 or DS-2019 Application Submit this form if you want to apply for a Certificate of Eligibility, so your spouse or child(ren) can apply for an F-2 or J-2 visa to come to the U.S. 10 business days
Extension of Program Request Submit this form at least 10 business days before your I-20 or DS-2019 program end date if you need more time to complete your academic program. 10 business days
Graduate Student Request to be Considered Full-Time with less than nine (9) credit hours As soon as you know you will be enrolling below 9 credits, this form should be submitted to the Graduate School (not the International Center) Check with the Graduate School
Invitation Letter Template

If you are requesting a tourist visa for someone you want to visit you while you are in the United States.

Leaving the USA, notice for F-1/J-1 students

If you have withdrawn from your program at UA and will be leaving the U.S., please complete this form to let us know.

*NOTE: You do not need to report if you are leaving for vacation.

Reduced Course Load Request

If you are planning on taking class part-time, you will need to complete this form.

Check your eligibility before you apply.

10 business days

Social Security Number: Instructions for Applying

If you just got a job, read this information:

To start the process of obtaining a SSN, submit to the International Center: (1) Social Security Number Letter Request form and (2) the employer’s letter described in this packet.

Social Security Number Letter Request Form

Submit no sooner than 30 days before the start date at the on-campus job. You must have a job offer to be eligible for a SSN.

Your SEVIS record must be activated.

International Center issues letter: 10 business days.

Social Security Administration will send the Social Security card by mail (check with SSA for processing times).

Transfer-out Request Submit this form if you wish to transfer to another U.S. college or university. 10 business days
Travel Signature Request Submit this form at least 4 business days before departure date if you need to obtain a travel endorsement on your I-20 or DS-2019. 3 business days
Name of form What do I use it for? Estimated processing time
Curricular Practical Training Application

Read this packet and complete the application if you want to do an internship, co-op, off-campus practicum, or other practical training prior to graduation.

Submit at least 10 business days before intended start date of practical training.

10 business days
J-1 Academic Training Packet Academic Training (AT) is off-campus employment, training, or experience in a J-1 student’s major field of study.
OPT: Apply

An eligible F-1 student may request Optional Practical Training to be employed in a position that is directly related to the major area of study.

Earliest you may apply to USCIS for OPT is 90 days before program end date.

International Center can typically schedule an appointment the same week or the next week. In most cases, your I-20 with OPT recommendation will be issued during your appointment.

You must submit your application and all supporting materials to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Expect at least 3 months for USCIS processing. See the most recent USCIS processing time estimates.

OPT: Guide This guide explains how to maintain F-1 status after applying for OPT.
OPT: Application for STEM Extension For STEM major students, you can apply for an OPT extension. Use this form to start that process.

International Center issues the I-20 with OPT STEM Extension recommendation in 10 business days.

You must submit your application and all supporting materials to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Expect at least 3 months for USCIS processing. See the most recent USCIS processing time estimates.

OPT: Reporting form

For students on initial 12-month post-completion OPT, use this form when your U.S. address, phone number or employment changes.

10 business days

OPT: STEM Reporting Form If you are on STEM OPT, you will have to report new employment, but must also report every 6 months even if your employment hasn't changed. 10 business days
Off-campus Employment Authorization Due to Economic Hardship If you want to apply for off-campus employment due to economic hardship, fill out this form.

For students that qualify, International Center processing time is 10 business days.

You must submit your application and all supporting materials to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Expect at least 3 months for USCIS processing. See the most recent USCIS processing time estimates.

Volunteering and Unpaid Internships F-1 and J-1 students: Read this before accepting an unpaid opportunity to gain experience.