Services for Continuing Students


DCISS provides an array of services for continuing F-1 students including support letters, verification of student status, travel authorization, employment authorization, I-20 issuance, and assistance in maintaining F-1 status. In addition, DCISS offers one-on-one counseling to support student’s immigration status at UCLA.

Your requests will be ready for pick up at DCISS following the processing timelines below after the date the request was accepted:

Request Processing Timeline
  3 Business Days 5 Business Days  
Certificate of Status (CoS) Travel Authorization
Social Security Letter Reduced Course Load (RCL)
ITIN Eligibility Letter Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
Social Security Denial I-20 Request
Invitation Letter I-20 Extension
Concurrent Enrollment Letter SEVIS Transfer Out
Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Shipment of Request

If you would like your request mailed to your home instead of picking it up in person, DCISS provides the following shipping options:

Option 1: Regular USPS Mail (Delivery within the U.S. only, no tracking number or expedited delivery available, complimentary service)
Option 2: FedEx Express Mail (Guaranteed delivery outside and within the U.S., tracking number and expedited delivery available, must provide DCISS with your FedEx Account #)

      Opening a FedEx Account #:

Documents & Forms

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