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UCLA Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars

Our current processing timeline is 10 business days from the date all completed documents were submitted. If requests are submitted after business hours or during the weekend/holiday, the processing time will begin on the next business day. Due to a high volume of submissions, we are unable to accommodate rush request. Please plan accordingly.

F-1 Visa Related

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT): Initial 12-Month

To apply for OPT, please request an OPT I-20 and follow procedures to prepare and mail your OPT application to USCIS. For more information, please see the OPT Guidelines and OPT Online Workshop.

STEM OPT: 24-Month Extension (appointment required)

To apply for the STEM OPT Extension, please submit your STEM OPT Extension I-20 request documents to an F-1 Counselor during a scheduled appointment, and follow procedures to prepare and mail your STEM OPT Extension application to USCIS. For more information, please see the STEM OPT Extension Guidelines and STEM OPT Extension Workshop.

I-20 Request for Continuing Students

Reduced Course Load (RCL)

Travel Authorization

Support Letters

SEVIS Transfer

Guides