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International Students & Scholars

Lost Or Stolen Documents

You are strongly encouraged to make copies of all immigration documents and keep them in a separate, safe location.

If any of your immigration documents are lost or stolen, contact the International Students & Scholars office immediately.

Did you lose...

An I-20 and are leaving the U.S. for international travel?

  • A new one can be issued by the ISS. Please plan accordingly and request at least three days prior to travel.
  • A new I-94 (PDF) (PDF) will be issued to you automatically upon re-entry to the U.S. You should make sure to print out your I-94 record upon your arrival. 

A Passport?

  • Contact the embassy of the country which issued your passport.

An Employment Authorization Document (EAD)?

If you lost your EAD card or it was stolen, you will need to re-apply through USCIS. It may take up to 3 months to replace a lost or stolen EAD card. The following documents are required: