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SEVP Policy Guidance S13.1: Conditional Admission
Posted on 14 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, July 13, 2016 - "This guidance interprets the Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Status,” issuance regulation for prospective F-1 and M-1 students (8 CFR 214.3(k)) to guide SEVP adjudicators." Read More

USCIS Policy Memo: Submission of Form 1-20 or DS-2019 in support of the Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status
Posted on 7 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This Policy Memorandum (PM) establishes U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy on the adjudication of the Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (Form 1-539)." - USCIS, June 1, 2012 . Read More

CBP Memo on I-20 Admission Stamps
Posted on 22 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Placing an Admission Stamp on Forms I-20 A-B and 1-20 M-N - CBP, Aug. 10, 2012 . Read More

CBP Stamps on I-20 Form Discontinued
Posted on 5 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As of Aug. 10, 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) no longer provides admission stamps on Forms I-20/DS-2019 for prospective and returning international students and scholars (traveling with F, M, and J visas) seeking admission to the... Read More

DOS Cable: 9 FAM Update – New I-20 and DS-2019 Forms
Posted on 25 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

UNCLASSIFIED 15 STATE 98754 AUG 20 2015 SUBJECT: 9 FAM Update – New I-20 and DS-2019 Forms Read More

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CBP Discontinues Stamping Form I-20 At Ports of Entry: NAFSA
Posted on 19 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On August 15, 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) unofficially confirmed for NAFSA that: "CBP is no longer stamping I-20s at POEs. Recognizing that some staff at certain benefit granting agencies (for example, motor vehicle agencies... Read More

Tags: sevis , cbp , nafsa , stamping , i-20