This is a general reminder to check and make sure you know the expiration date of your I-20 (F-1) or DS-2019 (J-1). It is important to understand that you cannot let this document expire when you are engaged in your studies, and for J-1’s through the period of academic training as well. Expiration of your visa document results in immediate loss of legal status. The only exception is for students applying for Post-Completion OPT, in which case the I-20 has to end before the OPT begins.
If you need to extend your visa documents, please do so at least 2-3 weeks before expiration, but in no circumstance can this be rendered after expiration.
You may direct further questions to us at the ISO, or see us during advising hours, which are as follows:
Tanson: 10-12 and 2-4 Monday through Thursday
Ullman: 9-11 and 1-3 Monday through Thursday
Callihan: 10-12 and 2-4 Monday through Thursday