Lost or Stolen Documents
If your immigration documents are lost or stolen please notify the International Programs Office. I-20.
If your I-20 is lost, stolen or damaged please talk with your immigration advisor in the International Programs Office. You can request a replacement I-20 by completing the Request for a New I-20 Form.
If your passport is lost or stolen you should immediately contact your country’s embassy or consulate in the United States. You can find additional information on how to apply for a replacement passport online at the embassy or consulate’s webpage.
For a complete list of foreign embassy websites please visit the following page: Contact Info for Foreign Embassies & Consulates
If your visa is lost or stolen you should contact the US Embassy or Consulate that issued your visa to make sure your visa is not being used by another person. The next time you travel to your home country you will need to apply for another US Visa. For a complete list of foreign embassy websites please visit the following website: http://www.usembassy.gov
You can access your I-94 number online at the following website: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94. If you are having a problem with accessing your online I-94 please speak with an advisor in the International Programs Office.
Social Security Card
You can replace your Social Security card for free if it is lost or stolen. However, you are limited to three replacement cards in a year and 10 during your lifetime. Legal name changes and other exceptions do not count toward these limits. For example, changes in immigration status that require card updates may not count toward these limits. Also, you may not be affected by these limits if you can prove you need the card to prevent a significant hardship.
To get a replacement card: Complete an Application for a Social Security Card (Form SS-5); and You will need to show proof of:
- Immigration status – I-20, Passport, Visa and I-94
- Work eligibility – Letter from the International Programs Office or EAD Card
- Take your completed application and original documents to your local Social Security office
EAD Card – OPT or Economic Hardship
To replace a lost or stolen Employment Authorization Document (EAD Card), students will need to complete Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, at https://www.uscis.gov/i-765
This application is a similar process to apply for the original OPT authorization, with the following exceptions:
- At the top of the I-765 Form you should choose - Replacement (of lost employment authorization document)
- You will need to receive an updated I-20 from the International Programs Office
- You will need to send copies of all the supporting documents you sent for your initial authorization. For assistance please contact the International Programs Office.