Cap-Gap Extension


Application Procedures

  1. Complete all sections of the application packet, which include the following:
    • Cap-Gap Extension I-20 Request Form
    • Statement from the employer that student is the beneficiary of a timely filed H-1B application and an application for change of status from F-1 to H-1B
    • Proof of delivery to the USCIS Service Center (extension until June 1)
    • Proof that the application is approved, pending or wait listed
      • Photocopy of the receipt notice (extension until September 30)
      • Photocopy of the wait list notification (extension until July 28)
      • Photocopy of the approval notice (extension until September 30)
  2. The student should drop off or mail their application packet to the Center for International Studies for review.

    Center for International Studies

    Lawrence Hall 101

    720 4th Avenue South

    St. Cloud, MN 56301

  3. An advisor at the Center for International Studies will:
    • Review the application packet
    • Request Cap-Gap Extension in SEVIS
    • Email the student to notify them that their application packet has been processed.
  4. The student should return to the Center for International Studies to:
    • Sign (in blue ink) their new I-20


*Please allow 5 full business days for processing a complete application*