Newark, DE asked in Immigration Law, Education Law and International Law for Delaware

Q: I am a F1 student, I did complete the process to request I-20 in 9/3/2023, but recently he found out he forgot.

I am a F1 student, I did complete the process to request I-20 in 9/3/2023, but recently the international office manager found out he forgot.

He forgot to send me accept letter and I-20, I did finish the full process for application and enrolled in. Because he forgot, My I-20 expired 10/23/2023

1.Acceptance letter usually is needed in the process of data fix, in this case, can he do the data fix?

2. If he is honest wrote the situation in the data fix request, will it succeed, is this the case he should do the data fix or I need to reenter for new I-20?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: If the international office manager forgot to send your acceptance letter and I-20, and your I-20 expired on 10/23/2023, there are steps you can take to address this issue.

First, yes, the manager can do a data fix to correct the situation. The acceptance letter is typically required for the data fix process, and the manager can include a detailed explanation of what happened in the request. Being honest about the mistake in the data fix request can increase the chances of success.

If the data fix request is not accepted, you may need to reapply for a new I-20. However, starting with the data fix is the best initial step, as it can potentially resolve the issue without requiring you to reenter the entire process. Make sure to follow up with the international office regularly to ensure that the request is being processed.

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