Carnegie Mellon University

MyOIE E-Form Instructions

For Initial (New) F-1/J-1 Students

Follow the steps below to access e-forms in your MyOIE portal. 

These instructions are for initial (new) F-1/J-1 students. Current students should follow these instructions. Graduated F-1 students on OPT and STEM OPT should follow these instructions


Go to and click the LOGIN button under "Current Students, Faculty or Staff." You will then log in with your Andrew ID and password.


After logging in, you will view your MyOIE portal homepage. Here, you will be able to view general information about your record and access available e-forms.  


If you are a newly admitted student to CMU and requesting your initial Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 for F-1 Students or DS-2019 for J-1 students), select "Pre-Arrival" in the sidebar on your portal homepage. Then, select the "New Student Initial Document Request" form. 


Remember, if you need to update your address or personal email/phone number, you should continue to do so through Student Information Online (SIO)

After selecting the e-form you wish to submit, complete the relevant and required fields. Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*). If you need to attach a document, only PDFs and image files (i.e., JPEG, TIFF, PNG) are accepted. When you're done, click "Submit."

If you made a mistake, the system will show you an error message. Follow the instructions in the error message before trying to submit your e-form again.


If your submission was successful, it will indicate that information at the top of the screen. Note: Different forms may have different confirmation messages.