You can now submit your immigration-related requests to ISS through the TerraDotta student portal in your MyUW account.

However, if you have already started to complete a paper form, these will still be accepted in the following ways:

  • Submit your completed applications to the ISS front desk;
  • Or, upload your documents as a single PDF to the ISS Application Drop Box.

If the application is a Qualtrics form, simply complete it. Check your Wiscmail (and your spam folder) for a confirmation that you submitted.

Application Processing

ISS processes applications on a first-come, first serve basis. Please allow 10 business days for completed applications. During busy times such as the end of the semester, processing may take up to 15 business days. Plan in advance.

ISS will email you when we have reviewed your application and/or when your document is ready to be picked up.

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All Students

Addition/Change of Major Notification Form Use this form so ISS can update your SEVIS record with your new major.
Budget Sheet 2017-2018 for Degree-Seeking Students

Budget Sheet 2017-2018 for Non-Degree Students

If you need to extend your program end date, use this budget information to determine the amount of funding to show to ISS.
Change of Education Level Use this form to notify ISS that you will change your degree level (from Bachelors to Masters, nondegree to degree seeking, etc).
Change of Status to F or J Handout Information and application instructions for change of status request to F or J status.
Extension – Degree Seeking Use this form if you need additional time to complete your degree.
Extension – Non-Degree Seeking Use this form if you are a VISP, ESL, or Exchange student and need additional time to complete your program of study.
F2/J2 Dependent Request – online form
Dependent Request Form – PDF
Use this form to add or remove an F2/J2 spouse or child from your SEVIS record.
I20/DS2019 Reprint Request Use this form if you have lost your document, have updated information, or need a travel endorsement and have run out of room on your current document.
Leave of Absence Form
Reduced Course Load Request Use this form if you would like to be authorized drop below a full course load for a semester.

F-1 Students - Transfers

F1 Transfer Out Request Use this form to request the transfer of your SEVIS record if you have been admitted for a program of study at a different institution.

F-1 Transfer-in requests are handled by Admissions.  Check with Admissions for further guidance.

F-1 Students - Employment

F-1 Students – Employment

F-1 Curricular Practical Training Application  Use this form to apply for Curricular Practical Training. This is for continuing students only.
OPT and STEM Extension Reporting Form  Use this form if you are on OPT or a STEM extension and have a change to report in your employment, address, or name. You must report any changes in your employment information within 10 days. Check on STEM reporting requirements here.
OPT/H1B Cap Gap I20 Request  Use this form to request an I20 with cap gap remarks. You must have official USCIS documentation to make this request. 
Social Security Number Request  Use this form if you have oncampus employment or authorization for offcampus work and you need to request a Social Security Number.
STEM Extension Application  The STEM Extension application is only for F1 students currently on OPT in a STEM field with a qualifying employer.

OPT Application can be obtained only after watching the online OPT workshop or attending the inperson OPT workshop. Find more information about OPT here.

J-1 Students - Transfers

J-1 International Student Transfer In Request Use this form if you are a J-1 student with sponsorship from another institution and have arrangements for UW-Madison to become your sponsor. Restrictions apply.

J-1 Students - Employment

J-1 Academic Training Application Use this form to apply for Academic Training. It is recommended you meet inperson with an ISS Advisor to submit this form.
J-1 On-campus Employment Application Complete this form and submit it along with your job offer letter to apply for oncampus work permission.
OPT and AT Information Update Form Use this form to update ISS of any change in your Academic Training.