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Processing times

Please allow 3-5 business days for eform processing by the ISSC.

Academic Program 

Reduced Course Load (RCL)

Students who need approval for a RCL should print the Reduced Course Load Form and ask your academic advisor to complete it. Then you should upload the signed form via Reduced course Load Request-eform for review and approval by the ISSC.

Transfer Out

F-1 International students transferring from UMassD to another school, please prepare the following documents: 

  • official acceptance letter to the new school,
  • transfer form provided by your new school

and upload them via the F-1 Transfer Out-eform

Program Extension

If the end date on your I-20 or DS-2019 is approaching and you are applying for a program extension, you should:

  1. Print and fill out the Program Extension Request. Have your academic advisor, and graduate program director/department chair sign the form;
  2. Fill out the Declaration and Certification of Finances;
  3. If your funding comes from a sponsor, please fill out the Affidavit of Support;
  4. Prepare the original bank statement or official bank letter;
  5. Upload the required documents via Program Extension-eform.

New Form I-20/DS-2019

If your I-20/DS2019 form is lost, damaged, stolen, or updated, please complete the  I-20/DS-2019 Reprint Request-eform. 

If you need to obtain a new travel signature, please complete the  I-20/DS-2019 Reprint Request-eform.

If you are requesting an I-20 for a dependent (spouse or child), please follow this F-2 (Dependent) I-20 Request-eform and upload all the required documentation.  

Returning from Leave of Absence (LOA)

F-1 International students returning from an approved Leave of Absence, please fill out this Return from LOA eform to request a new I-20 prior to resuming your studies at UMass Dartmouth.

Employment

Job Offer Letter

When you are applying for a Social Security Number, you will need a job offer letter signed by your employer and the ISSC advisor.  Once you have filled out your portion of the form and your supervisor has signed the form, you have to bring it to the ISSC for a signature.  The Social Security Office is no longer accepting electronic signatures so the signatures have to be original.

On-Campus Job

If you receive an on-campus job offer, you will need to have your potential on-campus employer complete the F-1 Job Offer Letter – On-Campus

Off-Campus Job

If your first employment experience is with Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT), you will need a completed F-1 Job Offer Letter – Off-Campus signed by your off-campus supervisor.

CPT (Curricular Practical Training)

All documentation for applying for CPT must be submitted electronically via the Curricular Practical Training (CPT)-eform.  

OPT (Optional Practical Training)

When applying for OPT, use the Optional Practical Training (OPT)-eform to upload all of your documentation.  Please read the CPT & OPT information page for further instructions on how to apply for OPT.  

EAD Card

After you receive your EAD, please upload it via Upload EAD-eform.

SEVP Portal Reset

If you did not receive the SEVP Portal Account setup email, the link to set up your account expired, or you were locked out due to too many login attempts, please fill out this SEVP Portal Reset Request-eform and we will reset the SEVP Portal.  But please be aware that we can no longer reset passwords. You have access to do so on the SEVP Portal homepage.

Others

Authorization for Document Pick-up

Please complete this Authorization for Document Pick up-eform if you want someone to pick up a document for you. 

Registry of Motor Vehicles Support Letter

If you are not eligible for a Social Security Number (SSN) and need a support letter to apply for a Social Security Denial Letter or a U.S. driver's license, please fill out the Registry of Motor Vehicles Support Letter-eform.

New Immigration Document

If you received a new passport or visa, please use this New Immigration Document-eform to upload a copy of your new document.

Eship Global

To create an shipping label, please use this link, eship global, to create a FedEx Express label.  We will then print and ship as soon as we can.

 

Immigration Scams

Mass.gov: Avoiding Immigration Scams