Immigration Update: A Redesigned Form I-20

As of June 26, 2015, all F-1 students will begin receiving I-20s that have been printed in a new format. Be advised that this is a nation-wide format change put into effect by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in an effort to clarify information on the Form I-20. Please do not discard any of your previous I-20s—even those in the old format. Keep them for your records.

Important facts to know:

  • You do not need to request a new I-20 due to the update; you may continue to use your current Form I-20 until July 1, 2016. The International Center will issue updated I-20s to all students before this deadline.
  • The purpose and use of the Form I-20 will not change; only the format in which the information is displayed will change.
  • Still have additional questions? Click here. By following this link, you will see an example of the new Form I-20.