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International Student Affairs

I-20 Form

An I-20 form is an official government document which certifies that a person is eligible to be an F-1 non-immigrant student at Hofstra. This form is not automatically generated for non-immigrants. It is created when students are accepted to a full-time program and show that they have enough financial resources to cover the full length of their studies. It is then sent to the student in order to be used to apply for an F-1 visa at a United States Embassy or Consulate in their home country.

Once you have been issued an I-20 form, you should only sign the I-20 for the school that you will be attending in the United States. Signing the I-20 means that you understand all the rules and regulations that you will have to follow once you are in the Unites States. You should read the regulations listed on the back of the I-20 before you sign it.

Once you are accepted to Hofstra, the Admissions Office will request the necessary information for creating an I-20 form for you. Then, that information will be forwarded to the Office of International Student Affairs, who will create your I-20 document and send it to you. If you have already been accepted to Hofstra and need to check on the status of your I-20 form, you may contact the Admissions Office at (516) 463-6700.


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