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Students who are unable to complete their program in the estimated time listed on line #5 of the I-20 must provide documentation that there is a valid academic reason which has caused the delay in completion during the usual time estimated. This form provides a place for academic advisors to report that academic reason and to indicate the amount of time required to complete the program. Note: USCIS does not allow extension longer than 12 months at a time.
- Meet with academic advisor at least 4 weeks before expiration date on I-20 to discuss academic reason and amount of time required to complete program. Note: It is impossible to extend an I-20 after the expiration date.
- Download "Extension Request Form" or provide link to form for academic advisor.
- Once academic advisor has completed and signed the form, bring form to OIE, along with New I-20 Request Form and proof of finances. In order to extend I-20 the student must provide proof of finances for the time required on new I-20.
- OIE will review documents and process request within 7-10 days.