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International F-1 student transfer-in form

This e-form is used to notify the International Student and Scholar Services office at Binghamton University of your intent to transfer from your current educational institution. It is to be used by students currently studying at a high school, college or university in the United States with a valid F-1 visa.

You will be required to upload the visa page from your passport and previous I-20's when submitting the e-form.

Once you have logged in to iSSS BU Client Services, the e-form is found under "New Students" in the "iSSS BU Home Page" block.

The top section of the e-form provides instructions on completing the form.


When filling out the e-form, required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

This form should only be submitted if you have studied in the U.S. in the last five months. If you select "NO" in the TRANSFER STATUS VERIFICATION section, you will be told the e-form is not required.


Enter the information on the institution you are transferring FROM in the TRANSFERRING INSTITUTION INFORMATION section. Please be sure the email address of your current international advisor is entered correctly, since the advisor will need to complete a portion of the e-form before it can be processed. It is highly recommended that you notify your advisor of your intent to transfer, and to expect an email from ISSS.

Copies of previous U.S. visas and I-20 documents must be identified in the IMMIGRATION DOCUMENTATION section for upload. Please note:

  • You can only upload a PDF or image file (JPG, JPEG, GIFF, PNG).
  • PDF files work best.
  • Please DO NOT upload Bitmap or BMP images
Check the verification box to certify the e-form information is correct, then click the "Submit" button.rcl-three

The top of the e-form is displayed, with a message that the e-form is in "Incomplete" status, and is waiting for additional information from your academic advisor.


After your advisor submits their information and ISSS has approved the e-form, the information on the top of the e-form will be updated.


You will receive an email when ISSS has completed processing the e-form.

Last Updated: 11/16/18