- ICE has issued new policy guidance for using electronic signatures and transmission for Form I-20
- Designated school officials can now use signature software or electronically reproduced copies of their signature
- Form I-20 can be transmitted or emailed to students using a secure electronic platform or physically signed and mailed
- The new guidance only applies to Form I-20
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has issued updated policy guidance on the use of electronic signatures and transmission for Form I-20.
What are the Changes?
The new guidance permits designated school officials to sign all signature fields on Form I-20 using signature software or electronically reproduced copies of the official’s signature. Specified officials can either transmit or email the signed Form I-20 to F and M students using a secure platform, or they can physically sign and mail the form to their students.
The updated guidance from ICE only applies to Form I-20.
Students and officials should contact the Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) if they have questions or need additional information.