Updated Form I-20 Requirement
In June 2015 the format of Form I-20 was updated and redesigned. Any F-1 students who have not received the new version of Form I-20 will need to request a reprint of their Form I-20 from the ISSO by submitting a Request for New I-20. All F-1 students are required to have the newly formatted Form I-20 by July 1, 2016. For more information, visit the SEVIS Changes webpage.
Many international students have not received their 2014 and/or 2015 tax refunds due to system changes issues between IRS and tax software vendors. The issue has now been corrected. For more information, visit the IRS News webpage regarding Foreign Person’s U.S. Income.
ISSO Service Delays
Please note due to the high volume of student requests, ISSO advising and I-20 processing times are slower than normal. We understand you rely on our timely and accurate service, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will continue to work to accommodate both the growth in our international student population, as well as changes in our regulatory compliance requirements. As always, we encourage you to tell us how we are doing.