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Processing Times

We encourage students to plan ahead and apply as early as possible for an updated I-20 or DS-2019 as needed.  Late or rush requests cannot be honored. 

To ensure there are no delays with your request, please make sure you have completed all required information on the request form and submitted all required supporting documentation, such as financials when requesting a program extension or dependent.

You will receive an email once your request has been processed and your document is ready for pick up or shipping.

*The International Center reserves the right to adjust processing times as needed; as such, please plan ahead and apply as early as possible for an updated document. 

Request Type Current* Processing Time
F- 1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

2 weeks, i.e 10 business days

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT)

2 weeks, i.e 10 business days

F-1 STEM OPT I-20 2 weeks, i.e 10 business days
F-1 Program (I-20) Extension  2 weeks, i.e 10 business days
F-1 Dependent I-20 2 weeks, i.e 10 business days
F-1 Gap-Cap I-20 2 weeks, i.e 10 business days
J-1 Program (DS-2019) Extension 2 weeks, i.e 10 business days
J-1 Academic Training Request 2 weeks, i.e 10 business days
Replace/Correct I-20/DS-2019 2 weeks, i.e 10 business days
Reduced Course Load Request 2 weeks, i.e 10 business days
Signatures (Social Security Letters, etc) 2 business days
Transfer Out 2 business days
Travel Signature/Authorization  2 business days.