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Office of International Education
Requesting a New I-20/ I-20 Update

Please use the I-20 Update/ Request Form to request a new I-20 for the following reasons:

  • to replace your lost document;
  • to update your financial information (e.g., change in source of funding, applying for a new visa);
  • for inclusion in your application to change to F-1 student status;
  • to change your level of study (e.g., (MS to PhD); or
  • to add or change a program of study (e.g., adding a major/minor or changing majors/minors).

If you would like to add a dependent spouse and/or child to your F-1 SEVIS record in order to obtain a dependent I-20 for the F-2 visa application process, please follow the process indicated on the Bringing a Dependent web page.

If you need to apply for I-20 extension, please follow the process indicated on the Extension of I-20 Program End Date web page.

To Request a New/ Updated I-20:

  • Complete the I-20 Update/ Request Form and the F-1 Financial Worksheet.
  • Submit the following paperwork to the Office of International Education:
    • Completed I-20 Update/Request Form
    • Completed F-1 Financial Worksheet
    • Proof of financial support for 1 year or until the end of your program, whichever is shorter. Acceptable proof includes:
      • Current personal/family bank statement or available balance page of your online account information;
      • Assistantship letter, scholarship letter, or fellowship letter; and/or
      • Notarized letter from a sponsor (relative or third party) and sponsor’s financial bank statement
    • Photocopies of your passport, visa, I-94, and I-20
    • Proof of health insurance and medical evacuation and repatriation coverage (e.g., photocopy of insurance card or policy details
    • Enrollment Certification  showing full-time status for every semester enrolled at ESF (available at the Registrar’s Office
    • If applicable, a photocopy of approved Petition to the Faculty (e.g., change of program or program level requests)
  • The Coordinator of International Education will e-mail you upon issuance of your new I-20 within two weeks of the receipt of your request.