F-1 Transfer Students

International students may transfer their SEVIS records to another SEVP Certified school. Students must provide the Sofia DSO with a program acceptance letter from the SEVP certified school along with the SEVIS ID of the new school. The student will also give the DSO a “release date” for when they would like the SEVIS record transferred to the new school.

For students transferring to Sofia University from another college or university in the United States with a valid Form I-20, Sofia and the current school will collaborate to transfer the existing SEVIS record. This will allow students to remain in compliance with the F-1 Student Visa status.

It is important that students ensure they are transferring within the 60-day grace period if they have already completed a program at a previous institution. If the F-1 Visa has expired and the student has already left the country, then the student will need to re-apply for an F-1 Visa at a U.S. Consulate prior to the program start-date at Sofia University.