Important Procedures & Forms
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Important Procedures & Forms


Address Update

Federal regulations require that you inform ECLA of any change of address within ten days. You are required to have both your local and permanent address on file with El Camino Language Academy.  To update your address, download the AR11 from from USCIS and submit to the ELCA office.  AR11 form can be downloaded by clicking here or is available at the ECLA office. 


Transfer Request - to ECLA

You must apply to ECLA by filling out an application and submitting your documents.  Once you have been accepted into ECLA, you will complete a transfer-in form and submit to the office.  Your previous school will transfer your I-20 to ECLA and we will issue a new I-20.  Once your school releases you in SEVIS, you can begin placement testing and enroll in classes at ECLA.  Find the transfer-in form by clicking here.


Transfer Request - to another school

When transferring from one school to another school within the United States, you must follow certain steps to maintain F-1 Status. The start date at your new school must be within 5 months of your "transfer out" date in SEVIS or your program completion, whichever is earlier.

In order to transfer to another school you must provide the ECLA with the following documents:

  • An acceptance letter
  • Transfer form from your new school  

You must provide us with an acceptance letter when you have decided which school to attend  Your new school will prepare a new I-20 for you.  Once you are released to your new school in the SEVIS system, you are no longer an ECLA student.  If you have any questions regarding your status, you must contact the new school.


I-94 Correction Process

When an error in your electronic I-94 record occurs or your I-94 is not retrievable, you will need to have your I-94 record corrected.  You will need to visit the local immigration field office of CBP (Customs & Border Protection) Deferred Inspections. Please carry all of your original immigration documents with you (passport and I-20).  

CBP is located at 300 North Los Angeles Street.  You do NOT need to make an appointment, but please note the available days and times below.  You can use the Metro Trip Planner to check train arrival and departure times:  Your end destination is 300 North Los Angeles Street.  The closest Metro station to CBP is Union Station, where you should exit the train.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection
300 N. Los Angeles St., Room 2067
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 830-5972


8:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday  (Closed Thursday)