Document Processing Times For Current International Students

Once you submit a COMPLETE application for the benefits below:

The following documents require 5-7 business days:

  • Home government or other organizations’ forms
  • I-20 or DS-2019 certification signature on original
  • I-20 or DS-2019 new document
  • I-515A processing
  • Attend 2nd institution form
  • Attend summer courses at another U.S. institution

The following documents require 5-7 business days:

  • Academic training
  • Change of education level
  • Change to F-1 or J-1 student status
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
  • Employment authorization based on sever economic hardship
  • Employment authorization for J-2 dependents
  • Employment authorization (other than academic training) for J-1 students
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT)
  • Optional Practical Training/STEM Extension Reporting
  • Program extension
  • Reinstatement to F-1 or J-1 student status
  • Transfer Out forms

The following documents require 5-7 business days:

  • Optional Practical Training STEM Extension

ISSS will send you an email notifying you when your document is ready for pick up.

For further information, contact an ISSS advisor at

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