Do not allow your FORM I-20 /DS2019 to expire. You must NOT allow your Form I-20 (F-1) or DS2019 (J-1) to expire. Allowing your Form I-20/ Form DS 2019 to expire will automatically end your student visa status in the United States. If you need an extension, please contact our office at least two weeks prior to the program end date listed on your document.
Do not allow your passport to expire. A current passport is required for entry into the United States, applying for an extension of stay, and for employment. You should NOT allow your passport to expire. Contact your embassy or consulate to determine what procedures to follow to renew your passport. It can only be renewed by the foreign government authority that issued it in the first place. You should apply as far in advance as possible.