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Can an Individual Check His I-20 Status Online?

Discover the steps to check the status of your I-20, a vital document for US student visas. Verify biographical details, program of study, and graduation dates for accuracy and contact your designated school official (DSO) if needed.

  • 30 Jan 2024
  • 2 min read

You cannot check i20 status online as this is a physical document. Usually, the Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS) generates form I-20. Besides, this document is issued by schools certified by the Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) in the US. You will duly receive it from your designated school official (DSO).
So, once you submit all the necessary documents and provide the required information for the I-20 application, you'll get an email with instructions to select your I-20 delivery method.

Check I-20 Status Online

As soon as you choose your delivery method and pay for the express shipment (if the fee is applicable), you'll receive your I-20 within three business days. Following this, you can confirm the SEVIS I 20 check status for confirmation on the following:

  • The biographical details on your I-20 (s) match those on your passport(s). In addition,
  • The PROGRAM OF STUDY matches the degree programme you're getting admitted to.

Note: The details on the I-20 in the MAJOR 1 field won't match the exact name of your programme of study at FSU. Instead, it will match the CIP code attached to your major in the Degree Program Inventory.

Additionally, the PROGRAM END DATE shown on your I-20 can be later than your anticipated graduation date. This helps account for any differences in a student's programme requirements and progress. But this is separate from the information on your I-20.

Your I-20's PROGRAM END DATE gets updated if you graduate earlier. Furthermore, if any details don't match, you should email your designated school official (DSO) with the following information;

  • Scans of the I-20
  • Passport
  • A brief explanation of the correction you need

That way, you'll receive a rectified I-20 as soon as possible. Once you confirm your I-20's accuracy, ensure you sign and date the STUDENT ATTESTATION section.

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Please note that you cannot check i20 status online because it's a physical document generated by the Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS). You must only submit all necessary documents and information for the I-20 application. You will then receive an email to choose your I-20 delivery method.

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