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STANDARD PROCESSING TIMES FOR iPORTAL REQUEST AND FORMS

 

F-1 Requests Processing Times

Please note that it takes time to process the many requests that ISPO receives from students on a daily basis. Be sure to plan ahead and gather all the forms that might be necessary for your request so that our advisors can process these in a timely manner. 

ISPO's standard processing times for student requests are as follows:

* business days = Monday through Friday. Weekends are not counted as processing days.

**Please note that processing times may be longer during academic deadlines or peak travel times.

Request Processing Time Documents Required
Change of Status to F-1 10 business days*

See Change of Status Guide

Concurrent Enrollment 5 business days See Concurrent Enrollment Guide
F-1 CPT Application 10 business days CPT Application packet. See Curricular Practical Training Guide
F-1 CPT Amendment 5 business days See Curricular Practical Training Guide
F-1 Cap-Gap Application or Emloyment Verification/EAD Card 5 business days See Cap-Gap Extension Guide
F-1 Economic Hardship Application 10 business days Please meet with an international student advisor.
F-1 OPT Application 10 business days OPT Application packet. See Optional Practical Training Guide
F-1 STEM OPT Application 10 business days See STEM Extension OPT Guide
I-20 Request: New I-20 15 business days See the New Student Guide
I-20 Request: Add Dependent 5 business days See F-2 Dependent Visa Advising
I-20 Request: Change of Degree Level 10 business days See Degree Level Change Guide
I-20 Request: Extension 10 business days See Program Extension Guide
I-20 Request: Return from Leave of Absence and New I-20 after Termination 10 business days

Varies depending on reason for new I-20. See Returning to UC San Diego

NOTE: New incoming students to UC San Diego should follow their New Student Guide for requesting an initial or transfer I-20.

Updated I-20: Name/Major/Funding/Employment Changes 5 business days See Updated I-20 Guides
Replacement I-20: Lost/Stolen/Damaged/I-515A I-20 5 business days See Replacement I-20 Guide
Leave of Absence/Withdrawal 5 business days See Leave of Absence Guide or Withdrawal from Program of Study Guide
Verification Documents (Visa Status Verification, EAP verification, Social Security verification, other) 5 business days Varies depending on reason for letter. See Verification Documents Guide
Reduced Course Load Request 5 business days See Reduced Course Load Guide
Reinstatement of Status (F-1 students) 10 business days Student should speak to an international student advisor. See Reinstatement Guide
SEVP Portal Assistance Request  5 business days See SEVP Portal Assistance Guide 
Termination of Status 5 business days See requirements on Termination of Visa Status Guide
Transfer IN 10 business days See Transferring Back to UC San Diego Guide
Transfer OUT (SEVIS record release) 5 business days See Transfer Out Guide
Travel Signature (F-1 Student) 3 business days See iTravel.ucsd.edu page

J-1 Requests Processing Times

Please note that it takes time to process the many requests that ISPO receives from students on a daily basis. Be sure to plan ahead and gather all the forms that might be necessary for your request so that our advisors can process these in a timely manner. 

ISPO's standard processing times for student requests are as follows:

* business days = Monday through Friday. Weekends are not counted as processing days.

**Please note that processing times may be longer during academic deadlines or peak travel times.

Request Processing Time Documents Required
Change of Status to J-1 10 business days*

See Change of Status Guide.

Concurrent Enrollment 5 business days See Concurrent Enrollment Guide
DS-2019 Request: Add Dependent 10 business days See J-2 Dependent Visa Advising
DS-2019 Request: Change of Program Level 10 business days See Degree Level Change Guide
DS-2019 Request: Extension  10 business days See Program Extension Guide
DS-2019 Request: New DS-2019 15 business days See the New Student Guide
Updated DS-2019: Name/Major/Funding Changes 5 business days See Updated DS-2019 Guides
Replacement DS-2019: Lost/Stolen/Damaged/I-515A 5 business days See Replacement DS-2019 Guide
J-1 Academic Training Application 10 business days Academic Training Application packet. See Academic Training Guide
J-1 On-Campus Employment Authorization 5 business days See  J-1 On-Campus Employment Authorization Guide 
Leave of Absence/Withdrawal 5 business days See Leave of Absence Guide or Withdrawal from Program of Study Guide
Verification Documents (Visa Status Verification, EAP verification, other) 5 business days Varies depending on reason for letter. See Verification Documents Guide
Reduced Course Load Request 5 business days See Reduced Course Load Guide
Termination of Visa Status 5 business days See requirements on Termination of Visa Status Guide
Transfer OUT (SEVIS record release) 10 business days See Transfer Out Guide
Travel Signature (J-1 Student) 3 business days

See iTravel.ucsd.edu page