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Current F-1 Students

I am an F-1 student. How can I get an I-20 travel signature?

If you are a continuing student returning to MCPHS for the summer term, fill out our online Request for I-20 Reprint to obtain an updated travel signature. In the I-20 Reprint Reason Questionnaire, select “TRAVEL” as the reprint reason. Due to the recent changes in SEVP guidance published on November 1, 2021, SEVP has formally adopted the use of electronic signatures and transmission for the Form I-20. F-1 students can use printed copies of the I-20 with their most recent travel signature.

Please email our office at internationalservices@mcphs.edu if you have any questions.

Can I come to the office to pick up my immigration documents or if I have questions about my F-1 status?

No. Currently, Immigration and International Support Services continues to work remotely. We are available for scheduled appointments via Microsoft Teams, which you can download here or in the App Store. It can be used on a desktop or mobile device, and to sign in, simply use your MCPHS login credentials. To schedule a Microsoft Teams appointment with us, email our office.

What do I need to do before I return to the United States for the summer 2022 semester?

Please verify that you have an unexpired passport, a valid F-1 visa, and a current travel signature on page 2 of your I-20. If your travel signature is older than 1 year, please contact Immigration and International Support Services at internationalservices@mcphs.edu.

As an F-1 student at MCPHS, can I take only online courses for summer 2022?

Due to the current public health emergency, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) continues to make exceptions to the online enrollment restrictions. However, MCPHS is expecting all students to return to campus for in-person instruction. This will include in-person and online components. Please note, if you choose not to be enrolled in classes at MCPHS for the summer 2022 term, you must take a leave of absence or withdraw, and you cannot remain in the United States. Contact internationalservices@mcphs.edu if you have any questions.

As an F-1 student, is there any information I need to provide to Immigration and International Support Services?

Yes. Please continue to update your current local address within 10 days of any move, as required by F-1 immigration regulations. In addition, please notify Immigration and International Support Services if you cannot return to campus for the summer term. Contact Immigration and International Support Services at internationalservices@mcphs.edu if you have any additional questions.

COVID-19 Team Contact Information

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