These forms are for F-1 and J-1 international students (and their F-2 and J-2 dependents living in the United States).

Additional Information

Extension of Program Forms +

If you will not complete your degree requirements and graduate by the end date noted on your I-20 or DS-2019, you must request an extension before this document expires.

Reduced Enrollment Authorization +

Rutgers F-1 and J-1 students are required to hold a minimum full-time course load (when applicable). Undergraduate degree-seeking students must hold 12 credits, while graduate degree-seeking students must hold nine credits. Nondegree, short-term students are usually required to be involved in classroom or hands-on training about 30 hours per week, although the requirements vary. These forms will give you proper authorization to take less credits if needed.

Employment (OPT, CPT, and Academic Training) +

Social Security

On-Campus Employment

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Optional Practical Training (OPT)


OPT Extension

J-1 Academic Training

J-1 Economic Hardship

Taxes and Social Security +

Student Interns +

Travel Information +

Leaving Rutgers +

All students departing Rutgers are required to complete one of the following forms:

Families/Dependents +

Miscellaneous Information and Data (academic, funds, address change) +

USCIS Forms +

  • AR-11
    Form used to update USCIS on U.S. address changes

  • AR-11SR
    Form used by those subject to Special Registration to update USCIS on U.S. address changes

  • I-102
    Form used by non-immigrants to apply for a new or replacement Form I-94 or I-95 nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure document

  • I-9
    Anyone who is employed in the U.S. is required to fill this form and submit it to their employer

  • I-539
    Form used to request changes from one nonimmigrant category to another and used by F-1 non-immigrants seeking reinstatement of status

  • I-765
    This is the application for employment authorization to request optional practical training

Express Mail +

When requesting documents from Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services we will send them to you by regular mail free of charge (overseas mail takes approximately 4-6 weeks or longer). Express mail services are available at your own expense. Our office uses an express mail service eShipGlobal to coordinate the mailing. Please complete the following steps to request this service.

  1. Visit the eShipGlobal website, viewed best with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers.
  1. Complete the registration form. You will need to be prepared with the following:
    • Your RUID
    • Mailing address
    • Email address
    • Telephone number
    • Credit card information
  1. Choose Department/Contact "Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services" as the sender
  1. After registering, within 30 minutes you will receive an email requesting that you activate your account. This is required for you to begin using the account.
  1. Follow the instruction in the email you receive to activate your account. Once the activation process is complete, you will receive another email confirming this fact.
  1. Prepare the shipping label: for this step you must have already activated your account. Select "Receive a Package From Universities," then New Jersey from the map of the United States, next Rutgers University and finally Rutgers Global. This will ensure your shipping label is received by our office. Once you get to this step, you will need to have your mailing address (U.S. or foreign), phone number and email address.
  1. At the end of the screen, you should select ship/quote. You will receive a quote and have the option to choose your carrier FedEx, UPS, or DHL. At this stage, you will also be able to select your method of payment (i.e. credit card or wire transfer). Please pay close attention to the information submitted on these screens, as errors in the credit card information or submitting incorrect or incomplete address information will result in a delay in the mailing of your documents.
  1. The final email you receive from eShipGlobal will be confirmation of your order. This email will provide you with detailed information about your shipment (i.e. payment amount, tracking number, mailing address, etc.). Please inform your international student adviser by email when you have completed the request, so we can mail out your documents.

If you experience any difficulty in registering and processing the shipment, please use the Help link in the site for step-by-step instructions. If you have additional questions about how to use this service, please e-mail For all other inquiries related to your legal status, please email