The Form I-20 is known as the “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status.” It is needed for all F and M students. Once the student is accepted into a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school, the Designated School Officer (DSO) from the school will send the student their new Form I-20. In addition to the main visa holders (F-1 and M-1) needing a Form I-20, all dependents traveling to the United States will need a Form I-20 as well. The student must indicate to the DSO that he or she has dependents travelling with them.
The Form I-20 is an important document because it is needed for multiple items upon coming to the United States. First and foremost, the Form I-20 is needed to pay the I-901 SEVIS Fees. Specifically, information from the form is required to pay the fee and it is imperative that the SEVIS fee be paid before entrance into the United States. Once the student receives the Form I-20, they will need it to apply for a nonimmigrant visa. Other uses of the Form I-20 include changing status to F or M visa classification while in the United States or applying for benefits available to F and M students.
Sometimes students may need to request a new Form I -20 after receiving an initial Form I-20 upon program acceptance. A student may need a new Form I-20 if the physical copy of the form is destroyed or misplaced, the student’s SEVIS status changes, any substantive change to student information (changes to a student’s personal information, program of study, optional practical training, etc.), or for travel endorsement.
Tagged: English Class Orange County, ESL Program Orange County
OLS Culture Week
September 25, 2017
No Rolling Enrollment!
September 21, 2017
Why We Want Teachers TESOL Certified
August 29, 2017
Why AELS: Small Class Sizes of 8 or Less
August 11, 2020
TOEFL Testing During COVID-19
June 23, 2020
How We Keep Our Students and Staff Safe During COVID-19
June 17, 2020
June 1, 2020
What is accreditation and accreditation of English language training act?
March 6, 2020
February 14, 2020
Language School in Orange County (118)
ESL Program Orange County (108)
English Language School Orange County (80)
Study English Orange County (63)
English Class Orange County (54)
TOEFL class in Orange County (13)
Performance Fact Sheet
Enrollment Agreement Form
© 2019 American English Language School