Request Forms

All F-1 International Student requests must be submitted to the International Student Services (ISS) Office using the request forms below. 

Submitted requests may take up to 5-7 business days for processing by the ISS.  

*There is no need to contact the ISS to inquire about the status of your request. Once your request is processed, you will be notified through your SUNY Poly email. 


Review the Basics of Maintaining F-1 Stud

Review the Basics of Maintaining F-1 Student status carefully! 

F-1 Students are responsible for lawfully maintaining their status while present in the U.S.  

The ISS office is available to provide guidance and advisement on F-1 regulations and requirements to assist students in maintaining their lawful status as an F-1 Student. 

Don’t forget! All students are responsible for maintaining their own records and documents, including copies of prior Form I-20's. The ISS is not able to provide students with copies of "older" documents, and can only provide printed copies of the most recent Form I-20 available from the students SEVIS record. 

  • Travel Signature Request 
  • Form I-20 Reprint Request 
  • Program Extension Request 
  • Final Semester: Academic Full Time Verification 
  • Application for the Form I-20 
    • This form may be used for students seeking to change their current status and gain F-1 Student status, either through travel or an application to USCIS. 
  • Adding an F-2 Dependent 

F-1 Students may work in on-campus employment up to 20 hours per week when classes are in session, and over 20 hours per week during school breaks (this includes the summer-even if you are taking classes over the summer session!) 

F-1 Students cannot work in any off-campus employment without prior authorization (Be careful! This possibly includes volunteering. Read more below).  

Follow the links below to learn more about each topic and submit a request for authorization, as necessary. 


We are sad to see you leave!  

Please review the information provided below and submit the necessary forms in order to complete your time as a SUNY Poly student. 

  • Transfer Out of SEVIS Record Request  
    • Any student who wishes to transfer their SEVIS record from SUNY Poly to any other U.S. Institution must use this form. 
    • Do not submit this form until you are 100% certain that you a) will be transferring to another school, and b) know the date you wish for your SEVIS record to be transferred. 
      • This request cannot be changed once it is submitted! 
    • Students must drop/withdraw from all future course registration in order for the SEVIS record transfer to be scheduled. 
  • H1B Approval Submission 
  • Graduation Ceremony Family Invitation Letter
    • Students may use this this template to create their own “invitation” for their family members to come to the U.S. for graduation ceremony’s 
    • SUNY Poly does not provide students with university-issued letters of invitation for family 
      • These letters are not a required document for any visa interview, at any embassy or consulate location. 
      • Individuals applying for any visa should review the required documents as listed directly on the website for the embassy or consulate where they will apply. 


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