Document Processing Times For International Students


ISSS will accept only complete applications for the benefits below.

You should pick up your documents within the time specified below. You will not be contacted to pick up your documents.

5 Business Days:

  • Home Government or Other Organizations Forms
  • I-20 or DS-2019, certification signature on original
  • I-20 or DS-2019, new document
  • I-515A Processing
  • Letter of certification
  • - attend 2nd institution
    - obtain Social Security Number (only for students who have on campus employment or off-campus work authorization.)
    - attend summer courses at another U.S. institution

    • Loan, Short-Term
    • Transfer Eligibility Form

    7 Business Days:

  • Academic Training
  • Change of Educational Level
  • 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
  • Program extension
  • Reinstatement to F-1 or J-1 Student Status


  • For further information, visit the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) website at www.miami.edu/isss and/or 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.