New version of form I-20 must be used after July 1, 2016

If you’re in F-1 status at Columbia as a student or on OPT after July 1, 2016, make sure you have the correct version of the I-20 when you travel. DHS implemented a new format I-20 on June 29, 2015 which must be used as of July 1, 2016. 

Check the bottom left-corner of your I-20. "ICE Form I-20 (3/31/2018)" should be printed there. 

August 26, 2016

On June 29, 2015 DHS implemented a redesigned I-20 form. Both this version and the one used before this date were both acceptable documents until June 30, 2016. We issued new I-20s for all students who needed them in the spring, coordinated with your school of enrollment for pick up, and sent you one or more messages about it.

Don’t have the updated I-20? Contact us to pick it up if you’re in NY or to to have it mailed to you.