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Replacing a lost, damaged, or stolen I-20 or DS-2019

Extending Your Current I-20

F-1 regulations require students to maintain a full course of study and make continuous satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of their degree program.  If students will not be completing their degree program by the expiration date on their I-20, they must obtain an extension in order to continue their studies and maintain their status. Students must apply for their I-20 extension at least 30 days before their current I-20 expires; however, we recommend submitting it earlier in the semester in which it will expire. Students may not request for an extension more than a year before their current I-20 expires.

Your I-20 cannot be extended once it expires; please plan accordingly and follow the guidelines to submit your request at least 30 days before your current I-20 expires.

Please Note: Extensions can be granted for a maximum of one year. If you need more than a one year extension, you will need to request another extension in the future.

F-1 Students

How to Apply for an I-20 Extension


Verify that your local address in My ASU is your current U.S. residential address.


Gather the following required documents:

  • Valid proof of funding

    • • Students who request for an extension of one academic year, or at least two semesters, must submit proof of funding for the total amount listed on the Proof of Funding webpage.

    • • A prorated funding amount may be considered for students who only need an extension for one semester or will only be enrolled for one credit – please email us at for more information.

  • Your current passport (see passport biographical page example). Students must have a valid passport to be eligible for an extension.

  • Your electronic I-94 (can be retrieved online from U.S. Customs and Border Protection)


Submit the Extension Request for I-20 eForm via the ISSC eForm Portal.

  • Submit the Extension Request for I-20 eForm via the ISSC eForm Portal.
    In the eForm, you will be required to include the name and email address of your Academic Advisor. They will need to confirm your need for an extension and your expected degree completion date.

  • Please Note: F-1 regulations allow students to obtain an I-20 extension if there is academic justification for the extension and if the student has made satisfactory progress toward their degree program. Therefore, this will be evaluated as part of your extension request.  

  • If you have F-2 dependents, your dependent I-20(s) will also be extended.

If additional information or documentation is needed, the ISSC will contact you directly by email.

If approved, you will receive an email from the ISSC with your new I-20.