Documents to Submit to ISSO to Apply for an OPT I-20

To obtain an OPT recommended I-20, you will need to follow the below steps:

  1. Meet with your academic advisor to review your degree program requirements, your academic progress, and any remaining requirements. Discuss that you will be completing an application for ISSO that requires their signature/approval.
  2. Gather the required documentation for the OPT I-20:
  3. Submit your portion of the OPT e-form. Upon successful submission of your portion of the e-form, the form will be routed to your academic advisor. Your advisor will be required to answer a set of questions and submit the form to ISSO for review.

ISSO needs 5-7 business days to process your OPT recommended I-20. We process all applications as soon as possible and appreciate your patience.