On those instances when an international students has attended another American highschool, college, or university, they will need to contact the Office of International Services at their current or previously attended school to request a transfer of their SEVIS record to the University of Rhode Island.
The University of Rhode Island cannot generate an I-20 (F-1 visa) or a DS-2019 (J-1 visa) form until the SEVISrecord has been transfered by the current or previously attended school. For detail information regarding this process, contact a Designated School Official (F-1) or a Responsible Officer (J-1) at your current or previously attended school in the United States.
The Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) will generate your I-20 and/or DS-2019 for all international student and their dependents after receiving all forms and documents listed below:
FORMS, DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION NEEDED TO OBTAIN AN I-20 and/or DS-2019
PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Immigration regulations require that all students admitted to a degree program show proof of having sufficient funds to cover the cost of their education and other expenses. To comply with this regulation, URI requires that students provide one of the documents listed below to the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS):
For information on obtaining a visa go to http://www.uri.edu/iss/visa_immig/index.php
International Student Orientation
All New F-1 and J-1 International Students
Date: Friday, January 16, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Place: International Center
**IMPORTANT OPT INFO.**
Reporting responsibilities of F-1 International Students while on (OPT)
FALL 2014 OPT workshop schedule: Available