Please remember to submit complete and accurate information so your application can be approved in a timely manner.
The earliest date to submit your CPT application form to ISS is the date that you enroll in your CPT course (unless your practical training is required by your degree program with no course enrollment). CPT applications should be submitted at least 15 business days before the requested CPT start date.
Only completed CPT applications will be reviewed. Incomplete CPT applications will be rejected and must be resubmitted once it has been properly completed. CPT applications that are resubmitted will be subject to the 15 business day processing.
Step 5: Collect Your CPT I-20, Review & Sign
You will receive an email from ISS when your I-20 with CPT authorization is available. Collect the I-20 via your preferred method and review page 2 for your CPT authorization details.
Verify that the dates, part-time/full-time, and employer name and location are correct. You can only work for the employer and dates you are authorized.
Sign and date page 1 of your I-20 in blue ink if all of the information is correct.
Your employer should ask to see your I-20 with CPT authorization to complete the new employee paperwork.
Important: please keep your I-20 for your permanent records.