Center for International Programs

F-1 Students

F-1 Students

F-1 student status is the most common status used by international students at Humboldt State University. In general, F-1 students must engage in a full-time course of study at HSU. The Center for International Programs (CIP) will issue Form I-20 to eligible students who indicate that they would like to pursue F-1 status. Form I-20 supports applications for F-1 visas and F-1 status. Most students apply for an F-1 visa stamp at a U.S. consulate abroad. In general, only after receiving an F-1 visa stamp may these students apply to enter the U.S. in F-1 status.

Spouses and children of F-1 students are eligible for F-2 status, and may be issued Forms I-20 to support their applications for F-2 visas and F-2 status.

F-1 Status Details
 
Documents/Forms

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Form
Description Link
Certificate of Finances Certification of Financial Support Certificate of Finances
Address Change Form Use this form to notify the CIP of a change of address (must be submitted within ten days of moving).

Address Change Form

Change of Status Instructions to F-1 Download these instructions if you need to change to F-1 status. Change of Status Instructions to F-1
Change of Status Instructions to F-2 Download these instructions if you need to change to F-2 s Change of Status Instructions to F-2 
Extension of Time to Complete Program Submit this form to request an extension of your I-20 to complete your program. Extension of Time to Complete Program 
CPT Information Packet Use this packet for information and directions for applying for CPT. Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Information Packet
OPT - Post-Completion OPT Application Request Use this application to apply for OPT. Post-Completion OPT Application
OPT - Request for STEM OPT Extension Use this to request an OPT STEM extension. Request for STEM OPT Extension
F-1 Model Employer Letter A sample letter for employers to fill out for students applying for CPT or OPT. F-1 Model Employer Letter
I-20/DS-2019 Request Form Fill out this form to request a new or updated I-20 or DS-2019. I-20-DS2019 Request form
RCL Authorization Fill out this form to request a Reduced Course Load. Reduced Course-Load (RCL) Authorization
Transfer from HSU Use this form if you are planning on transferring to another university. Transfer from HSU Information
Travel Request Form Submit this form to request a travel signature. Travel Request Form 
Leave of Absence or Withdrawal Request Submit this form to request a leave of absence or withdrawal. Leave of Absence or Withdrawal Request 
Social Security Number Application Information Download these instructions to learn how to apply for a social security number. How to apply for a Social Security Number
Departure Survey Please submit this form before you depart HSU. Departure Survey
Verification of Permanent non-US Address For issuance of immigration form I-20 or DS2019. Verification of Permanent non-US Address

 


Center for International Programs
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street.
Arcata, CA, 95521-8299 U.S.A.

Telephone: +1 (707) 826-4142
Fax: +1 (707) 826-3939
Email: international@humboldt.edu