Submit your completed applications to the ISS front desk or as a single PDF to the ISS Application Drop Box.
If the application is an online form, simply complete it. Check your Wiscmail (and your spam folder) for a confirmation that you submitted.
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.
FORM PURPOSE 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 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, non–degree 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. F–2/J–2 Dependent Request – online form
Dependent Request Form – PDF
Use this form to add or remove an F–2/J–2 spouse or child from your SEVIS record. I–20/DS–2019 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. Invitation Letter Request This form is for current students who would like to invite family members/guests to visit them in the United States. A personal letter may be more effective. See here for details. Leave of Absence Form Use this form only if you are currently outside of Madison/U.S. If you are still in Madison, please meet with an ISS advisor. Reduced Course Load Use this form to request a reduced course load (RCL). Academic deadlines and certain restrictions apply. Find more information here.
- F-1 Students - Transfers
F-1 Students - Employment
F-1 Students – Employment
FORM PURPOSE 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/H–1B Cap Gap I–20 Request Use this form to request an I–20 with cap gap remarks. You must have official USCIS documentation to make this request. Social Security Number Request Use this form if you have on–campus employment or authorization for off–campus work and you need to request a Social Security Number. STEM Extension Application The STEM Extension application is only for F–1 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 in–person OPT workshop. Find more information about OPT here.
J-1 Students - Transfers
FORM PURPOSE 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
FORM PURPOSE J-1 Academic Training Application Use this form to apply for Academic Training. It is recommended you meet in–person 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 on–campus work permission. OPT and AT Information Update Form Use this form to update ISS of any change in your Academic Training.