You will need to transfer your visa to the UMN if you currently hold F-1 status at another institution in the U.S. and plan to remain in the same immigration status when at UMN.
You should be aware that any Off-Campus Work Permission Based on Unforeseen Financial Change authorized by the Department of Homeland Security becomes void when a student transfers schools. Students who transfer to the University of Minnesota will not be eligible to apply for Off Campus Work Permission Based on Unforeseen Financial Change unless they:
- Have been enrolled at UMN for twelve months, and
- Can demonstrate an unforeseen change in their financial circumstances that occurred since beginning their program at UMN.