Questions from Designated School Officials: Issuing Forms I-20 While an Update to the Form I-17 is Pending
Question: May I issue the Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Status,” to an F or M student while my school has a pending update to the Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Students?"
F and M students: did you know that you may be eligible to transfer to a different school or program when you study in the States?
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a re-designation of temporary protected status (TPS) for Sudan and South Sudan and an extension of all existing TPS designations for both countries due to ongoing conflict in the region.
To study as an F or M student in the United States you need a Form I-20, "Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Status." Do you know what it is and why it is important? After officials notify you of acceptance to a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school, a designated school official (DSO) at that school will give you one of two different types of this form: