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Adjustment of Status (AOS) Attorney List Commencement Visa Letter Request
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) I-20 Program Extension I-20 Sponsorship Form
J-1 Exchange Visitor Request Form Leave of Absence Request Form Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Reduced Course Load (RCL) Reinstatement STEM Optional Practical Training (STEM OPT)
Tuition Estimate Worksheet Transfer Forms

 

Adjustment of Status (AOS)

Attorney List

Commencement Visa Letter Requests 

  • Sample Invitation Letter
  • OIA does not provide visa invitation letters for commencement.  Instead, we have provided the following guidance to help you write a letter to the consular official requesting that your friend/family member be granted a visitor visa to attend your commencement ceremony.
  • Students who will need a visitor visa to attend their own commencement ceremony should use the commencement letter provided by the Registrar's Office with their visa application.  

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Visit the International Student Workshops page for a list of upcoming off-campus employment workshop opportunities.

I-20 Program Extension

I-20 Sponsorship Form

J-1 Exchange Visitor Request Form

Leave of Absence Request Form

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Visit the International Student Workshops page for a list of upcoming off-campus employment workshop opportunities.

  • NSU OPT Application Packet
  • Effective 4 September 2018, Nova Southeastern University will no longer ship any documents to USCIS on behalf of a student.  Students will be notified when their OPT-endorsed I-20 have been created and will be responsible for picking up and shipping their entire OPT applications directly.  The Office of International Affairs recommends a trackable shipping method.  USCIS must receive your OPT application no more than 90 days after the date in which your OPT was recommended in SEVIS, as listed on page two of your new I-20.  Applications received after this date will be denied by USCIS.
  • Form I-765 (USCIS OPT Application)
  • NSU Instructions for the I-765
  • It is very important that you use this guide to help you complete the I-765.  Many changes have been made to the new I-765 and this form helps you understand how to completely and accurately complete the form. 
  • NSU OPT Timelines & Dates Guide - 2020-21
  • Use this resource to identify when you should apply, expected timelines for processing, when you can choose your OPT start date, and how much unemployment time you would have. 
  • OPT Photograph Requirements (Form M-603)

IMPORTANT:  USCIS has announced upcoming changes to the I-765 form and to the filing fees.  Applications will be denied if submitted using the wrong form and/or wrong fee.  Please use this chart to ensure you are submitting the correct information:

Date Application is *POSTMARKED* to USCIS

I-765 Edition (listed on bottom of each page, left of barcode)

I-765 Fee

Prior to 8/24/2020

12/26/2019

$410

8/25/20 – 10/1/2020

8/25/2020

$410

10/2/2020 – Until further notice

10/2/2020

$550

Reduced Course Load

Reinstatement

STEM Extension Optional Practical Training (OPT)

  • NSU STEM Extension OPT Application Packet
  • Effective 4 September 2018, Nova Southeastern University will no longer ship any documents to USCIS on behalf of a student.  Students will be notified when their OPT-endorsed I-20 have been created and will be responsible for picking up and shipping their entire OPT applications directly.  The Office of International Affairs recommends a trackable shipping method.  USCIS must receive your OPT application no more than 90 days after the date in which your OPT was recommended in SEVIS, as listed on page two of your new I-20.  Applications received after this date will be denied by USCIS.
  • Form I-765 (USCIS OPT Application)
  • NSU Instructions for the I-765
  • It is very important that you use this guide to help you complete the I-765.  Many changes have been made to the new I-765 and this form helps you understand how to completely and accurately complete the form.
  • OPT Photograph Requirements (Form M-603)

IMPORTANT:  USCIS has announced upcoming changes to the I-765 form and to the filing fees.  Applications will be denied if submitted using the wrong form and/or wrong fee.  Please use this chart to ensure you are submitting the correct information:

Date Application is *POSTMARKED* to USCIS

I-765 Edition (listed on bottom of each page, left of barcode)

I-765 Fee

Prior to 8/24/2020

12/26/2019

$410

8/25/20 – 10/1/2020

8/25/2020

$410

10/2/2020 – Until further notice

10/2/2020

$550

Tuition & Cost of Living Estimate Worksheet

Transfer Forms

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