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Immigration Information

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St. Petersburg College is authorized by federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. Our knowledgeable staff are here to help you work through the immigration requirements. After you have reviewed our website, contact us if you have any questions about:

I-20 Extension

The I-20 Program Date Extension is intended for F-1 students who are not able to complete all degree requirements to graduate by the program end date listed on the I-20 Form. I-20 Extension requests may be granted for the following reasons: 

  • Change of Major 
  • Medical Reason (must provide medical documentation) 
  • Unforeseen Circumstances 

Delays caused by academic probation or suspensions are not an acceptable reason for program extension.  

Students whose I-20 expires in 60 days or less and will be unable to complete their studies may be eligible to request an Extension of Stay. 

I-20 Extension Eligibility guidelines: 

  • Extension requests can be granted only if the student is maintaining his/her status and making progress toward completing his/her educational objective 
  • Student must have continually maintained legal status 
  • Submit an I-20 Extension request 60 days or less of your current I-20 expiration date 
  • I-20 Extension is granted for up to 1 year 
  • New Financial Support Documents are required 
  • Please contact the Center for International Programs to request a program extension

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