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Changes to Form I-20 Fact Sheet

Last updated 27-Oct-2015

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program is making minor changes to the redesigned Form I‑20 that was originally released in June 2015. This fact sheet highlights these changes.

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If a nonimmigrant was already issued a Form I-20 that was created or reprinted through SEVIS since June 26, 2015, DSOs do not have to issue them a new one

Effective Date of these Changes

These changes to the Form I-20 will take effect after SEVIS Release 6.23, which is scheduled for deployment on December 4, 2015.

Key Changes to the Form

  • Page one - no changes.
  • Page two changes:
    • Consolidated the display of all information related to employment authorizations and employment in one area. Employment remarks will no longer print on the Form I-20.
    • Created a separate section for display of employment information, including the ability to display multiple employers with employment dates and location.
    • Removed display of Event History.
    • Dedicated space to display authorizations for reduced course loads.
    • Increased space between lines in the Travel Endorsement section to better accommodate DSO signatures.
  • Page three - no changes.

F-1 Form Changes – Page One - None

F-1 Form Changes – Page Two

F-1 Form Changes – Page Three - None