University of California, Riverside

International Students and Scholars Office

Extenstions & Transfers

Extensions, limitations of stay

  • Must be done before DS 2019 expires
  • Ineligible if scholar has waiver from 2-yr home rule
  • 5 years maximum for Research Scholars
  • No extension allowed for Short Term Scholars


  • The scholar can be transferred to another institution within the same “research scholar” category only
  • ISC must process the transfer within SEVIS.

Before beginning the transfer process, the scholar should discuss his or her plans with ISC and international office at the new institution to ensure a smooth transfer.

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Office Hours

Regular office hours: Monday through Thursday: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open advising hours:
Monday - Friday
10:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00 - 4:00pm

*Appointments are also available.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

International Students and Scholars Office
0321 Surge Building

Tel: (951) 827-4113
Fax: (951) 827-3248