The I-20 Form is a Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status. As soon as you’ve been accepted into a SEVP certified school, and paid your I-901 SEVIS fee, an authorized delegate from your school will offer you the right I-20 Form based on if the school you attend is in F-1 or M-1 status. Every school that accepts you will provide you an I-20 form once you have paid the fee.
When do you require the I-20 form?
- While paying your I-901 SEVIS fee
- During visa application interview
- When entering the US for the first ever time
- If you travel overseas (you require it to re-enter the United States)
- While applying for a driver’s license in the United States
- During the hiring procedure for a job
When do I require a new I-20 form?
There’re 2 circumstances when you’ll have to acquire a new I-20 form:
1 – When SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) makes changes to the I-20 form.
2 – When your student status changes
For instance, SEVIS may call for new info. If this takes place, then your school will issue a new I-20 Form.
Or, you might make a decision to change schools, switch to a part-time from full-time student, or take a leave of absence from school. All of these are measured as a change of your status & you will need to update your I-20. You can acquire a new I-20 from the school.
If you have any questions regarding I 20 application for international students feel free to get in touch with Concord Rusam.