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Download the form(s) you need by clicking each link below.

All documents are in PDF format unless otherwise specified.

Request for Document Processing


Request for A Status Letter

  1. Download both the ‘REQUEST FOR A STATUS LETTER’ form below and the desired type of status letter (Visa renewal, Inviting a family member, Inviting a family member for graduation, General status letter, etc.). Fill in both the form and the letter completely.
  2. After you complete those forms send them to the Write any specific instructions in the e-mail to ISSS.
  3. These status letters are not official until signed by the official USCIS Designated School Official. Miss use of these letters will result in disciplinary actions
  4. Pick up your completed Status Letters from ISSS 5 business days after you send them to the ISSS e-mail.

Documents in this section are Microsoft Word Forms unless otherwise specified


Change of Address


Reduced Course Load Authorization


Extension of Program of Study – I-20 Extension


I-20 Request Form


DS 2019 Request Form


Express Mail Shipping

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) offers you the opportunity to receive your documents express mail service by DHL or FedEx through eShipGlobal’s University Express Mail Services. The DHL and FedEx mailing is at your expense and must be paid for by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). To request express mailing you MUST go through eShipGlobal’s University Express Mail Services.

Please do NOT go through the DHL or FedEx website directly. All communication will go through the eShipGlobal service, who will notify our ISSS office by email that you are requesting documents to be sent by express mail. Please follow the instructions below:

  1. Registration and activation of your account is free. Click this link to register and activate your account.
  2. Once you have Registered and Activated your account, click the RECEIVE option.
  3. Type "SUNY at Albany” in the University Search box OR Select "New York" from the State drop-down menu list. Now Select “SUNY at Albany” from the list and click CONTINUE.
  4. Select “INTL Student and Scholar Services” and click CONTINUE.
  5. Complete the shipping form and click CONTINUE.
  6. On the confirmation page, double check your shipment details and complete the Credit Card Information form.
  7. Click CONFIRM to advance to the Shipment Summary page.
  8. University at Albany will automatically be notified by University Express Mail Services (eShipGlobal) that you have requested your documents via express mail. We will process your request promptly and you can track the shipment using the tracking number provided to you by University Express Mail Services.
NOTE: P.O. Boxes are generally not preferred by express carriers. If entering a P.O. Box, please be sure to provide the complete physical address where the P.O. Box is located in order to avoid delays.


Inviting Family on B-2 Visa


Curricular Practical Training (CPT)


Optional Practical Training (OPT)


Departure Forms


Link to ISSS How to Make A Gift Page

Contact Information

International Student & Scholar Services

Science Library G-40
University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222 U.S.A.

Office Hours:

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Advisement 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Monday through Friday


Phone 518-591-8189
Fax: 518-591-8171

International Student Advising Hours:

Main Campus: Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm in Science Library G40

Downtown Campus: TBA

East Campus (School of Public Health): TBA

International Insurance Office

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST
Monday through Friday


Phone: (518) 591-8185
Fax: (518) 591-8171