Submit your Request through MyISSS

Welcome to your MyISSS Portal. Your MyISSS Portal will be a one stop place to view your international student profile, submit a request, view the status of your submitted request, and find your ISSS advisor. Use the links below to access the MyISSS Portal, and access the MyISSS Handbook for step-by-step instructions on how to use the MyISSS Portal.



Below is a list of the different request types you can submit to ISSS. Next to each request you will find one link directly to your MyISSS Portal to submit this request. If you need more information about the type of request and what documents are needed, please following the link for more information.

Status Verification


All new USF international students need to complete their status verification within the first week of their program. Only after you submit this information to ISSS, we can confirm with the U.S. Government that you have arrived and are maintaining your immigration status.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

OPT Instructions   SUBMIT OPT

OPT is 12 months of work authorization in the student's field of study. For more information about OPT read the  OPT instructions and attend a required OPT workshop. OPT applications will not be accepted by ISSS until the student has attended a workshop within one year of ISSS receiving the application.

STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT)

STEM OPT Instructions   SUBMIT STEM OPT   


STEM OPT is a 24 month extension of regular Post-Complete OPT for STEM only majors. For more information about STEM OPT please read the STEM OPT instructions

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

CPT Instructions   SUBMIT CPT

CPT is work authorization that is part of the students academic program. For more details about CPT eligibility and the needed supporting documents for the application please read the CPT instructions.

Transfer Out

Transfer Out Instructions   SUBMIT TRANSFER OUT

If you are transferring your SEVIS record to another school in the U.S. be sure to follow the proper immigration procedures so that you will stay in active immigration status. For more information, please read Transferring - One Institution to Another.

Return from Leave of Absence

Return from LOA Instructions   SUBMIT Your RETURN FROM LOA  

To return to USF you will need to submit a new Certificate of Finances and the ISSS I-20/DS-2019 Request Form, and pay the Express Mail fee online (if international mailing is required). ISSS will create you a new I-20 and mail it to the address provided on the I-20/DS-2019 Request Form.

For more information, please visit our website LOA and Withdrawal.

I-20/DS-2019 Reprint 


If you lost or damaged your I-20/DS-2019 and are enrolled in classes or in an active period of OPT or STEM OPT, you can request a reprint.

Reduced Course Load

Reduced Course Load Instructions   SUBMIT Your REDUCED COURSE LOAD

F-1 students are required to be enrolled full-time. If you need to drop below full-time read the valid reasons for a Reduced Course Load authorization before dropping your course. If you are requesting a Medical or Academic RCL you need to make an appointment with your ISSS advisor before prior to dropping below full-time.

Program Extension

Program Extension Instructions   SUBMIT Your PROGRAM EXTENSION

If your I-20 end date is earlier than the date you will complete all degree requirements then you need to apply for a program extension. Failure to apply for a program extension will result in the loss of your immigration status. Before submitting a Program Extension, please make an appointment with your ISSS advisor to discuss the reason for your extension and the documentation required.

On Campus Employment (SSN)

on-campus employment Instructions   SUBMIT Your On-Campus employment letter

F-1 and J-1 students offered an on-campus job can apply for a Social Security Number (SSN). For more information about seeking on-campus employment and applying for a Social Security Number, please read the On-Campus Employment page.

Add a Dependent


Select this request type to add a child or spouse dependent to your J-1 or F-1 status.

Letter Request

Letter Request Instructions   SUBMIT Your LETTER REQUEST

ISSS can write you a letter for a new visa, immigration issue, or concurrent enrollment at another school. All other letter requests should be directed to the USF Registrar's Office.

Visa Category Update


Submit a request to show that you are no longer an F-1 or J-1 student or have changed immigration categories.