Students may submit most I-20s requests for review and processing online through the ISSS Portal. Click on the applicable section(s) below to review the information and submit your I-20 request online. After you submit a complete I-20 request, we will review the request for processing. If we need any clarifications, we will email you via your GatorLink account. Be sure to check your inbox and spam folders. Please allow 7-10 business days for review and processing. Some processes, such as OPT and STEM OPT Recommendation I-20 requests, may require additional time for review and processing. We are unable to assist with the OPT Recommendation and STEM OPT Recommendation I-20s until you are within 90 days prior to your program completion or OPT card expiration date, respectively.
You will receive an email when your I-20 is ready. We will issue the I-20 electronically and will either email it to you or upload it to your record in the ISSS portal and email you the instructions regarding how to download the I-20. You must then print the I-20 so that you have a printed paper document in hand whenever you need it. Also, make sure to sign your name and date in the Student Attestation section on page one of the I-20. We recommend that you print the I-20 in color and sign your name in blue ink. The printed I-20 can be used for your visa appointment with the US Embassy/Consulate, for travel to the U.S. (along with your valid F-1 visa and passport), to apply for a State ID or Driver’s License, etc.
The Continued Attendance I-20 may be used for re-entry of the student to attend the same school after traveling, when signed by an International Student Advisor in the Travel Endorsement section on page two. Each travel signature is valid for only one year from the signature date. If you need a new signature, click on the request button. This online process takes one week. Your processed and signed I-20 will be sent to you by email, or attached to your student record, for you to print out. If you print in color, the Advisor signatures will print as signed, in Blue ink.
To request a reprint of your I-20 and/or your dependent's I-20 if the I-20 has been damaged, lost, or stolen.
Update financial information on the I-20 form.
To update your program information (if your I-20 does not show the right major).
To remove any dependents from your I-20.
To add F-2 dependent who will apply for the F-2 visa at a U.S. Consular Office abroad:
To add F-2 dependent who will apply for the F-2 change of visa status in the U.S., please click here.
Students who are not able to complete their degree requirements before the program end date listed on their I-20 must request an extension by clicking the button at the end of this page. Instructions for submitting the extension request are outlined below. Once the I-20 has been processed, the student will be notified by email.
Extension Eligibility Guidelines:
- Students must have maintained their legal status on a continued basis
- The extension request must be supported by “compelling academic or medical reasons.”
- The application for extension must be submitted to UFIC within a 90-day period prior to the expiration of the current I-20.
- Extensions are granted for a maximum of one year at a time. If additional time is needed, a second request may be submitted at a future date.
- F-2 dependent extensions are granted at the same time as extensions for the primary F-1.
F-1 Students who are admitted to a New Degree Program at UF after graduating from their current program are required to submit a Change of Education Level Request to obtain a new I-20 for your new program:
Student Status Requests
Employment Authorization Requests
- Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
- Optional Practical Training (OPT)
- STEM OPT Extension
- OPT & STEM OPT Reporting Requirements
- Severe Economic Hardship Employment
- Special Student Relief (SSR)
Click here for information about the Social Security Application Process.