Transferring an I-20

If you are admitted, you will receive an admission notice on your MySJSU account, linking you to your admission letter.  

If you are transferring from another US institution, you must:

  1. Download a copy of your admit letter from the Next Steps portal.
  2. Take your SJSU admit letter to your current school and ask them to transfer your SEVIS record to San Jose State University, using the following SEVIS School Code: SFR214F00627000
  3. Ensure you make this request at least three business days before the first day of classes at SJSU.  
  4. Update the mailing address in your MySJSU account to your current U.S. address.
  5. After confirming that your SEVIS record has been successfully transferred to SJSU, please email us at Be sure to include both your name and your 9-digit SJSU ID# in the email.

Our office will process your Transfer In I-20 approximately 4-5 business days after we receive your email notification.

Once your I-20 is ready, you will receive your official admission packet electronically.

San Jose State University operates with various school codes. To prevent any delays in the issuance of your transfer I20, please ensure that your previous institution uses the accurate SEVIS SCHOOL CODE: SFR214F00627000

**Please note: A transfer I20 is also required for students that have never attended a U.S. institution, but plan to arrive using another school's I-20. If you have already received an F-1 visa with another school's I-20 but you would like to attend SJSU instead, you must arrive in the US with the other school's I-20. You will finish immigration check-in by phone, email, or in-person with the other school and you must inform the other school that you want to transfer your SEVIS record to SJSU.

Your initial I-20 from SJSU will be canceled since you have already paid for the I-901 fee and received an F-1 visa with the other school. You will then receive a transfer I-20 after you have completed steps 1 - 5 above.