F-1/J-1 Students

ISSS will accept only complete applications for the benefits below. 

4 Business Days:

  • Certification Signatures on I-20/DS-2019 for travel
  • Edits to I-20/DS-2019 (change in major)
  • Re-Print of I-20/DS-2019 (due to lost or damaged documents)
  • Social Security Number (SSN) Verification Form for On-Campus Employment
  • Transfer Eligibility Form

5 Business Days:

  • Home Government or Other Organizations Forms
  • I-515A Processing
  • Letter of certification
    • attend 2nd institution
    • attend summer courses at another U.S. institution
    • confirm valid F-1/J-1 international student status
  • Loan, Short-Term
  • Program extension

5 Business Days:

  • Academic Training
  • Change to F-1 or J-1 Student Status
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
  • Employment Authorization Based on Severe Economic Hardship
  • Employment Authorization for J-2 Dependents
  • Employment Authorization (other than academic training) for J-1 Students
  • Internship with International Organization Employment
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT)
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT) STEM Extension
  • Reinstatement to F-1 or J-1 Student Status

For further information, contact your ISSS Advisor at isss@miami.edu.

Although your International Student and Scholar Advisor is here to assist you, it is your responsibility to maintain your immigration status. It is imperative that you familiarize yourself with the regulations that govern your status. Failure to comply with these regulations will result in the loss of your student status and may subject you to deportation.