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

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Form
Description Link
Certificate of Finances - IELI Certification of Financial Support for IELI applicants. Certificate of Finances - IELI
Certificate of Finances - Undergraduate Certification of Financial Support for undergraduate students. Certificate of Finances - Undergraduate
Certificate of Finances - Graduate Certification of Financial Support for graduate students. Certificate of Finances - Graduate
Certificate of Finances - MBA Certification of Financial Support for MBA students. Certificate of Finances - Graduate MBA
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 Information Packet Use this packet for information and directions for applying for OPT. Optional Practical Training (OPT) Information Packet
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
STEM OPT Extension Download these instructions to apply for a STEM OPT Extension. STEM OPT Extension 
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

 


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