Updated July 26, 2020
The information provided on this page is accurate as of the date and time it is posted. All information is subject to change based on federal, state, local and institutional guidance.
An NSU I-20 is one of the required documents for students to enter the U.S. Additional information about obtaining your NSU I-20 is available at www.nova.edu/admittedf1. Click on the appropriate checklist for your level of study to find the I-20 requirements.
Important Notes for All Students Entering the U.S.:
Students who are located outside of the U.S. will use their NSU I-20 and a valid F-1 visa to enter the U.S. If your travel signature will be more than 12 months old when you will re-enter the U.S., please email email@example.com to request a new I-20 at least seven business days before you will travel.
Your fall 2020 I-20 will need to be deferred. Additional details about deferred I-20s will be available after 8/1.
According to current guidance, Transfer Students and Change of Education Level students will be able to have their I-20s continue in Initial Status while they remain outside of the U.S., even if the time between their previous program and their new program start is more than five months. Students must notify the Office of International Affairs as soon as they finalize their plans to re-enter the U.S. Current guidance requires that NSU contact the SEVIS Response Center (SRC) and ask for them to complete a data fix on your record before you can enter the U.S. Students should be aware that NSU cannot control SRC response times or data fix decisions so it's strongly recommended that students contact our office as early as possible.
Your current NSU I-20 will remain in active status as long as you are registered full-time for the fall 2020 term.
When it is time for you to re-enter the U.S., you will use your NSU I-20 and a valid F-1 visa to enter the U.S. If your travel signature will be more than 12 months old when you will re-enter the U.S., please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a new I-20 at least seven business days before you will travel.