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I-20 Requests

International students are able to submit I-20 related requests to our office depending on their individual needs. 

I-20 Request Form


  1. Must be in F-1 status.
  2. Must have Health Insurance hold cleared, as well as any other CISP hold.
  3. Must be enrolled full time at CSUSB, or have a Waiver Request form on file with CISP.
  4. Must be authorized by the Center for International Studies and Program. 


  1. Review the eligibility requirements.
  2. Complete an I-20 Request form and any other items needed.
  3. Submit the completed form in person to CE-356 or via email (if no original is required).
  4. Pick up documents after five (5) working days or request to send by mail.

*Incomplete requests will cause a delay in the processing time. 


Types of I-20 Requests

Type Description Additional Items Needed
Travel Signature Original I-20  
Change of Major (adding Major/Minor) International students who make any changes to their academic plans must notify the CISP office and request a new I-20 that reflects the changes. Submit the request to change/add major in the Office of the Registrar (UH 171) first and allow 1 week for system to be updated.
Program Extension Participants that need more time to complete their programs can ask for an extension of their I-20 with approval from their academic advisor. Letter from academic advisor for undergraduates and graduates.ELP/APP/SA USA participants must submit a new bank statement.
Damaged/Lost If your I-20 is damaged or lost, you can request a new copy. Original I-20 if damaged
OPT Students applying for OPT must submit this request form as part of their OPT Packet in order to begin their review process. OPT Packet, visit our “Employment” tab for more information.
Other Any other requests related to I-20’s not listed on the form will be reviewed and dependent on approval.