ISSS will be closed in celebration of Independence Day on Thursday, July 4th.
General Reminders & Updates
New Processing Timelines for CPT & Post-Completion OPT
Good news! ISSS will now be able to process CPT & post-completion OPT applications within 7 business days. Our previous estimated processing time for CPT & post-OPT applications was 1 to 15 business days. The 1 to 15 business day processing timeline will continue to apply to other applications that you may submit to ISSS, including the STEM-Extension OPT application.
Can ISSS Expedite CPT & Post-Completion OPT Applications?
cannot expedite CPT or post-completion OPT applications under any circumstances. However, we may be able to expedite STEM-Extension OPT applications in some instances. Please #TalkToUs for more information.
Summer Travel Signatures
If you will be traveling back home or anywhere else out of the U.S. during the summer, please make sure you have a valid travel endorsement on your I-20. Current, active students should have their I-20s signed for travel every 12 months, whereas students on post-completion OPT or STEM-Extension OPT should have their I-20s signed every 6 months. Please go
here to request a travel signature from ISSS.
Online Appointment Booking Cancellations and Double-Booking
If you have booked an appointment with an advisor
online and you will not be able to attend your scheduled appointment, please cancel the appointment in your youcanbook.me appointment confirmation email by selecting the "click here to cancel" link at the bottom of the email.
Please do not double book your appointments with multiple advisors or the same advisor. This impacts the appointment availability for other students.
New SEVIS (I-901) Fee
SEVP has recently increased the I-901 fee (SEVIS fee) from $200.00 to $350.00.
The fee increase was implemented on June 24, 2019.