Important Documents & Forms


Welcome to our ISSS PORTAL Access Instruction Page 

Please read all the instructions below very carefully. Identify the document or service that you require, and request it according to the instructions. For many of the immigration-related services, you will need to request them through our ISSS E-Form Portal. For other  services you will be able to request them simply by completing a form and submitting it to our office via email. J-1 Students will need to complete a Document Request Form for their requests. Thank you.


  • When you access the Portal- click on LOG IN
  • Enter your username (NOT your Panther ID) and password
  • Go through the authentication process

 When you log in, you will see all these categories on the left hand side of the screen. Select the service/request that you need and follow instructions. You MUST access the Portal to submit your request- this list below is for your information.

Biographical Information
Document Request
  • New I-20
    • Travel signature
    • Visa Renewal
    • Replacement I-20
    • Change of Major
    • H1B CAP GAP I-20
    • Other Reason 
  • Program Extension
  • Change of Status to F-1
  • Dependent I-20
  • Reinstatement of F-1 Status
  • Restart to F-1 Status
F-1 Practical Training Application

You MUST schedule and appointment and upload documents BEFORE you meet with an ISSS Advisor. Access the ISSS E-Form Portal and follow instructions. For information on the different steps for any of these applications, visit our CPT, OPT, STEM OPT, or Economic Hardship sections on our website to get a general idea of what you will need to submit to apply.

  • CPT Application Documents Upload
  • Economic Hardship Document Upload
  • Post-Completion OPT Application Document Upload
  • Pre-Completion OPT Application Document Upload
  • STEM OPT Application Document Upload
F-1 Practical Training Reporting
  • Post-Completion OPT Validation
  • Pre-Completion OPT Validation
  • STEM OPT Extension Change of Employer
  • STEM OPT Reporting
    • STEM OPT Extension 6-month Reporting
    • STEM OPT Extension 12-month Reporting
    • STEM OPT Extension 18-month Reporting
    • STEM OPT Extension 24-month Reporting
    • Report No Longer on OPT or Currently Unemployed
    • Report No Longer on STEM OPT or Currently Unemployed
F-1 Student Services
  • Biographical Updates
  • Letters and Certifications
    • F-1 Financial Letter
    • Full-time Enrollment Certification Letter
    • Invitation Letter for Commencement
    • Concurrent Enrollment Approval Request
    • Concurrent Enrollment Final Transcript
    • On-Campus Employment Certification
  • Fall 2020 Reporting
  • Immigration Documents Upload
    • Copy of F-1 Visa Renewal
    • Copy of Passport Renewal
    • Copy of Most Recent I-94 Form
    • Copy of Pre-Completion OPT EAD Card
    • Copy of Post-Completion OPT EAD Card
    • Copy of STEM OPT Extension EAD Card
    • Copy of Economic Hardship EAD Card
  • Concurrent Enrollment
  • Advancement to Thesis/Dissertation
  • RCL Last term Upload
  • Reduced Course Load for Completion of Degree
F-1 Transfer
F-2 Dependent
New Panther Check In Process
General Requests that do NOT require a Document Request form

For these requests, complete and download the forms below and submit them to 

Reduced Course Load Approval


Additional General Information

ISSS Information Sheets/Other Requests

ISSS J-1 Scholar Forms & Instructions

For information on the  DS-2019 process click here.

Medical Insurance Forms

NOTE: ISSS does NOT clear registration holds or process documents for international students submitting proof of insurance. For insurance enrollment forms, alternate insurance compliance forms and related information you must contact Student Health Services.

Admission-Related Information

NOTE: ISSS does NOT handle any aspect of admissions processing. You must contact the Office of International Admissions to apply or inquire about the status of your admission application.

If you are an Undergraduate or a Graduate prospective student, visit our Prospective F-1 Student Information page to be directed to the appropriate office.

If you are a NON-DEGREE SEEKING student, find the information on our Prospective F-1 Student Information page

At this point, you should have received your acceptance letter and FIU I-20 or DS-2019. If you have not, please contact the Office of International Admissions 

Express Delivery of Documents

Need your I-20 or DS 2019 faster? Need to send important documents to ISSS? Our express mail service option allows you a secure, safe, fast, and easy way to send and receive important documents. In most cases, documents can be delivered to your door step in 3-5 business days.

For more information please visit the Express Delivery of Documents page.

Please be aware that submitting an E-Ship Global order means that you have ONLY requested the shipment. You still need to submit the request for the document you need using the ISSS Portal