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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 fall 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 COVID-19 emergency, copies of I-20s and originals can be used with valid travel signatures.

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 fall 2021 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 at MCPHS, can I take only online courses for fall 2021?

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 fall 2021 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, 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 fall term. Contact Immigration and International Support Services at internationalservices@mcphs.edu if you have any additional questions.

COVID-19 Team Contact Information

covid19team@mcphs.edu
617.732.2798