Transferring Your SEVIS Record to Columbia (Scholar)

Are you currently in J-1 scholar status at another U.S. institution? Learn if you are eligible to have your current SEVIS record transferred from your current school to Columbia.

Transfer to Columbia

Eligibility Requirements

It may be possible to transfer your J-1 SEVIS record to Columbia for the remainder of the five-year limit if the following condition apply:

When To Transfer

Your transfer must be initiated by your current institution while you are still in status with an unexpired DS-2019.

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How to Transfer

Steps to transfer Your SEVIS Record to Columbia (Scholar)
Step 1

Send your sponsoring Columbia department the following documents:


Once your documents are received your department will confer with us to verify your eligibility for transfer.

Step 2

Wait for your department to contact you with the next steps. 

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