If you are a current Illinois State scholar who will be transferring to another U.S. institution to continue your program, you may be eligible to transfer your SEVIS record. A SEVIS transfer allows you to transfer your J-1 record from one school to another.
What is the benefit of having my SEVIS record transferred?
You do not have to pay the I-901 SEVIS fee again
You can stay in the US while your transfer is processed
If you travel outside of the US in between time at institutions, you do not need to get a new visa (if your current J-1 visa is still valid)
Am I eligible for a SEVIS transfer?
I have been invited to take part in a scholar program at another institution.
I am requesting the SEVIS transfer before the end date on my current DS-2019.