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.

Access the FIU ISSS Portal

Instructions on how to access the portal

When you access the Portal- click on the Login button

  • 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.

Document Request

  • New I-20 Request 
    • 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 Employment Authorization Request 

  • On-Campus Employment Certification
  • Economic Hardship Application Documents Upload

F-1 Practical Training Application

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
  • 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 Change of Employer/ Second 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  Reduced Course Load Request

  • Advancement to Thesis / Dissertation
  • RCL Last Term Upload
  • Reduced Course Load for Completion of Degree
  • Academic Difficulties Reduced Course Load
  • Medical Reduced Course Load

F-1 Special Request

  • Authorized Leave of Absence (LOA)
  • Permanent Departure from U.S. Before Completion of Program
  • Return to the US After Authorized Leave of Absence Request
  • Relinquish F1 Status - Adjustment of Status [I-485]

F-1 Student Relief (SSR)

  • SSR On-Campus Employment/RCL
  • SSR Off-Campus Employment/RCL Application Upload

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
  • 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

F-1 Transfer

  • Transfer Out Request

New Panther  

  • New Panther Check In Process


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 appropriate admissions office to apply or inquire about the status of your admission application.

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

Global Delivery of Documents

Need your I-20 or DS 2019 delivered? Need to send important documents to ISSS? Our 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 doorstep in 3-5 business days.

For more information please visit the Global 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 through the ISSS Portal.