International Student Immigration Records


Do not follow the records retention schedule to destroy records that are currently part of–or you are aware that they are going to be part of–any legal action or proceeding, litigation, audit, investigation, or review. For more information, see the Subpoenas for University Records Policy.

Schedule Number

These records refer to documents issued and retained in order to facilitate initial and ongoing immigration sponsorship and advisement of F-1 and J-1 international students. Such documents may include, but are not limited to, visa certificates (I-20 / DS-2019) copies, passport and visa copies, I-94 admission records, change of status notices, I-901 SEViS fee receipts, employment authorization documents, USCIS applications and notices, and supporting documents such as visa certificate applications, financial statements, advisor recommendations, reduced course load recommendations, advising notes, and other related records.

International Student Immigration Records info
Record HolderRetention PeriodDisposition
Official Copy International Center

Matriculated students: Last enrolled + 5 years

Non-matriculated students: Issuance + 3 years

Confidential destruction

Unofficial Copy Departments and Offices





International Center, University Counsel, and Digital Collections and Archives
Effective Date