It’s that time of year: yes, time to check the end date for your I-20 or DS-2019 if you have an F-1 or J-1 student visa. If you have an I-20 or DS-2019 end date in December 2016 or January 2017, and you plan on continuing your studies beyond that time, then you will need to request an extension to your I-20 or DS-2019 prior to it expiring.
You can request an extension to your I-20 or DS-2019 up to 6 months prior to the current program end date. Do not wait until the last minute. Schedule an appointment now to request the extension of your I-20 or DS-2019. Unfortunately, we cannot extend your I-20 or DS-2019 after the end date has passed.
If you do not have time to schedule an appointment, an Extension Drop-Off service will be implemented in the coming weeks. This will allow you to drop off all the required documents for an extension of your I-20 or DS-2019 and, if everything is in order, be granted the extension within one week. An announcement will be made when the Extension Drop-Off service is available. Until this is implemented, you must schedule an appointment to have your I-20 or DS-2019 extended.