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Optional Practical Training (OPT) - from ISS Office

THREE (3) MONTHS before completing your course work you may get an OPT form from ISS. This form should be brought to the Assistant to the Graduate Program Director for her to prepare for the Graduate Program Director to review and sign. Please fill out the copy as much as you can before giving it to the assistant. Pay particular attention to filling out the two (2) statements at the bottom half of the page, to the best of your knowledge. When the form is signed, the assistant will send you an email to let you know it is ready for you to pick up.

Signature for Travel - from ISS Office

TWO (2) WEEKS, before you wish to travel outside the U.S. you may get this form from ISS. To sign your I-20 or IAP-66 form to allow you to travel, ISS must verify all your information, sign the existing I-20/IAP-66, or prepare a new immigration document if needed to revalidate an expired visa. The signed document should be ready for you to pick up a couple of days later.

Complete the upper half of the form and give it to the Assistant to the Graduate Program Director for her to prepare for the Graduate Program Director to review and sign. When the form is signed, the assistant will send you an email to let you know it is ready for you to pick up.

Visa Status Verification Form - from ISS Office

This form must be obtained from ISS before you can sign an employment agreement on campus, i.e., Graduate assistantship. Before going to ISS to obtain the form make sure you take all your travel documents, such as your I-20 and passport.