If you are currently a Yale student, completing a program and have been admitted to a new Yale program to begin the next academic semester OISS will need to issue you new I-20 through the SEVIS system. Please visit OISS to speak with an advisor to make appropriate arrangements. You must notify OISS within 60 days of completion of your previous program.
OISS needs the following:
If you are an undergraduate Yale College Student attending one of the Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs in the Professional School, you must bring your letter of acceptance and funding evidence to OISS during open hours. No appointment necessary.
An OISS advisor will review your request. If there are questions, you will be contacted via email.
Once all documentation is positively reviewed, a new I-20 will be issued within 3 business days. You will be sent an email when your new I-20 is ready for pick up.
You are considered legally present in the U.S in F-1 status between the two programs, as long as you have completed the above steps.
If your F-1 visa has expired, the new I-20 establishes the continuance of your F-1 stay. However, the first time you travel outside the U.S. (except to Canada or Mexico) you will need to apply for a new F-1 visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
Travel outside the U.S. in between the two programs will require that you obtain the new I-20 to present when you re-enter the U.S.
If the current visa in the passport is valid, it can be used for new entry to the U.S. prior to the start of your new program.
If your current F-1 visa is expired, you must apply for a new F-1 visa prior to returning to the U.S., using the new program I-20.