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If your I-20 completion date is December 30, 2014 and you are neither graduating nor transferring, you must apply for a program extension.

We strongly recommend you submit the necessary documentation no later than Friday, December 19, 2014 to allow time for processing due to holiday office closures, which are as follows: 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Thursday, January 1, 2015

The submission deadline for I-20 documents for overseas students is Monday, December 1, 2014. If we do not receive all the necessary documents by this date, we CANNOT issue an I-20. If you recieved an acceptance letter after this date, please contact Admissions to defer your attendance to the fall 2015 semester.
If you intend to travel overseas during the semester break, it is important that you carry the following documents in your carry-on luggage or on your person:
  • Valid passport with valid F-1 visa
  • Original Form I-20 (w/travel signature if a continuing student or OPT recipient)  
  • Your contact information, including a 24-hour emergency phone number

Continuing students must also bring:

New students must also bring:

OPT recipients must also bring:


To become an F-1 student, one must first apply to CUNY. After an applicant is accepted, s/he must obtain an I-20 before applying for an F-1 visa.

Under the direction of Ms. Lampeto Efthymiou, DSO/Manager of International Student Life , the Queensborough Community College (QCC) Center for International Affairs, Immigration & Study Abroad is a multi-service office for the purposes of providing the following:

International Students Information

Center for Immigration

Study Abroad

The Center for International Affairs, Immigration & Study Abroad is located in The Library Bldg, Room 431, and can be reached by:

Telephone: (718) 631-6611
FAX: (718) 281-5140
Library Bldg.  Room 431

Queensborough Community College
222-05 56 Avenue, Bayside, Queens 11364

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Center for International Affairs, Immigration & Study Abroad

Library Building: Room 431
Phone: 718-631-6611
Fax: 718-281-5140