Processing Time for Immigration Requests

Requests  During Drop-In Hours* Requests through the ISS Portal or Drop Off & Pick Up Later**  Additional Considerations 
I-20 Correction  same day  2 business days 
I-20 Replacement  same day  2 business days 
I-20 Travel Signature  not permissible 2 business days 
I-20 Update (Program Extension, Revision) not permissible  3 business days 
I-20: Return from Leave not permissible  3 business days  Please connect with your class dean and have your Certification of Finances ready before you submit your I-20 request. 
Dependent I-20  not permissible 3 business days 
CPT I-20 Update  not permissible  3 business days 
CPT Approval I-20  not permissible  5 business days 
OPT Recommendation I-20 not permissible  7 business days  $150 processing fee needs to be submitted prior to obtaining the I-20. 
OPT STEM Extension Recommendation  not permissible  7 business days $250 processing fee needs to be submitted prior to obtaining the I-20. 
F-1 Status Verification Letter not permissible 3 business days  Instructions for making the F-1 Status Verification letter request

Notes:

  1. Requests should be made through the F-1 Student Requests Page on the International Student and Scholar (ISS) Portal.
  2. The processing time listed above does not include the time needed to mail the documents to students.
  3. Students are responsible for the shipping cost if the documents cannot be picked up on campus.
  4. Requests received after 3 p.m. eastern time will be processed on the next business day.
  5. Request will only be responded to during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday during the academic year; 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Fridays during the summer.)
* OISA will not be holding in-person drop-in hours until further notice and therefore cannot process requests during those times. We will update you with any service changes as soon as this information becomes available.

** All requests that can be made through the ISS Portal should be made there. For all other requests, a completed request form and all required documents must be submitted at the time of drop off. Incomplete request form/information will delay the processing time.