Guide and Forms

Before requesting an appointment, review the relevant informational guide for your appointment type and complete any necessary forms. If you make an appointment without completing a form or bringing the appropriate documents, you will need to reschedule.

If you have questions, contact us at 409-880-7635 or by email at

Guides for F-1 Students

Airport Pick Up Application

Cap-Gap Extension

Change to F-1 

Change to F-2 

Change of Address

Change of Major - Undergraduate

Change of Major - Graduate

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Concurrent Enrollment This form is for students currently attending Lamar University.

Departure Form (Use ONLY if student is returning home after successfully completing their program or if student no longer wishes to remain in the program; otherwise, see Travel Request Form below)

Dependent Applications

Financial Statement

Health Insurance Dependent Agreement

Invitation Letter for Graduation

Leave of Absence or Withdrawal

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

. OPT Application Packet

. Standard OPT I-765 

. I-765 SAMPLE 

. OPT Participation-Validation Report (Post-OPT 12 Month or STEM OPT 6,12, 18, 24 Month Reporting)

. STEM OPT Extension  
         ***Additional STEM OPT Information*

. G-1145 - E-Notification of Application StatusThis service is only available for forms filed at our three Lockbox facilities located in Lewisville, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; and Phoenix, Arizona.

International Student Employment 
***Employment and Reporting Requirements information
***Employment Update/Change Form Application

Program Extension


Reduced Course Load (RCL)

   .RCL Approval Form
     ***To be submitted with the RCL Application

Replacement I94 Card

Severe Economic Hardship

    . Economic Hardship Application

    . Economic Hardship Address Notification Form

    . Economic Hardship Student Letter for Petition

Shipping Labels

Social Security Letter Request

Special Request

    . Change of Status

    . Estimate of Expense (Letter list estimated expenses at LU for one year)

    . SEVIS Form I20



Transfer-Out (Initial)

Transfer-Out  (Current Students)

Travel Request

Visa Maintenance Form

Guides for J-1 Students and Scholars

J-1 Application Form Application

J-1 Exchange Visitor Post-Arrival Application

J-1 Academic Training - DS7002

Transferring Out