Transferring at UC San Diego


If you are already in the U.S. and plan to transfer from another institution, please discuss your situation with your International Faculty & Scholar Advisor.

J-1 Transfer

Transfer In to UCSD

If you would like to transfer to UCSD, your sponsoring Department at UCSD will need to submit a J1 Initial Application on your behalf. Our office will need the name and contact information of your current International Office Advisor to coordinate your transfer.

Please notify us if you plan to travel outside of the U.S. while the transfer is pending.

Transfer Out from UCSD

Please notify your advisor and your department that you would like to transfer to another institution. The immigration advisor at your new institution should contact your immigration advisor in our office to request the transfer of your record.

Please notify us if you plan to travel outside of the U.S. while the transfer is pending.

H-1B Portability

Make sure to maintain continuous employment between old and new employer; a break in employment could result in an unfavorable petition adjudication by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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