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Request to Re-Issue the I-20 Form Due to Error

Applicants who choose to study abroad in the United States will be issued an I-20 form by their admissions office once all required documents have been submitted and processed. An I-20 form is an important document for international students in order to acquire a valid student visa from their home country’s Embassy or Consulate. Once applicants receive their I-20 form from their program, it is essential to check its contents for any possible mistakes. If revisions are required, applicants must contact their admissions office as soon as possible by email. When informing schools of a revision, provide the admissions office with the applicant’s full name, the date applied to the program and the course starting date to facilitate a quicker response. Clearly state the mistake currently on the I-20 form, the correction to be made and, then, request a new I-20 form.

E-mail Sample:

Subject: Request to Re-Issue my Form I-20
Dear Sir or Madam:

I am writing to request that you re-issue my Form I-20.

On June 10, I applied to your 8-week Intensive English Course beginning on September 1, 2020 through ApplyESL.com’s online application service.

I received a Form I-20 from your school yesterday, but I found my first name was misspelled on the form.

Wrong: Henri Gatou
Correct: Henri Tatou

Please correct my name, issue a new Form I-20 and send it by express mail to the following mailing address as soon as possible:

Attn: Henri Tatou
8 Rue Saint Germain
75005 Paris, France

Thank you very much for your attention to this matter.

Best regards,
Henri Tatou