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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 semester, 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. Immigration and International Support Services will annotate on your new I-20 confirming you are returning to MCPHS for hybrid classes and will scan and email your new form I-20. 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 continue 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 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.

As an F-1 Student, do I need to leave the U.S.?

No, you do not need to leave the U.S. if you are maintaining your F-1 status and are enrolled in a full course of study for Fall 2020. If you have questions regarding your immigration status, please contact internationalservices@mcphs.edu.

As an F-1 can I take only online courses for Fall 2020?

Due to the current public health emergency, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is currently making exceptions to the online enrollment restrictions. This allows continuing F-1 students to remain in valid F-1 status while enrolled in an online only schedule for the Fall 2020 semester.

Please note, if you choose not to be enrolled in classes at MCPHS in the Fall 2020 semester, you must take a leave of absence or withdraw, and you cannot remain in the U.S. 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, you need to notify our office if you are in the U.S, and if you are returning to the United States for the MCPHS program. Please continue to update your current local address, and if you leave the U.S. you are required to notify us. In addition to this, you will receive an email from our office providing detailed instructions on how to provide this new information to us. Contact Immigration and International Support Services if you have any additional questions internationalservices@mcphs.edu.