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International Student Services

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The I-20

Your Immigration Document

Your I-20 is the immigration document that demonstrates your legal status and presence in the United States.  It is created by ISS upon your admission and you will be required to maintain it for the duration of your F-1 status. 

Once you are admitted to USC, our Incoming Student Coordinator will contact you by email to get the necessary information to create your I-20.

Once you are a student at USC, you need to request a new I-20 if you change your major or degree level. If you are a current student and think you may need a new I-20, you can read more about Changing Your Degree/Program of Study.

If you lose or damage your I-20, change your personal information such as your name, or add a dependent, you need to request a new I-20, using the I-20 Request Form in our Forms Library.

If you have any questions, please email us at or come to Walk-In Hours.