On June 4, 2019, The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued policy guidance regarding distribution of I-20 Forms. This new policy requires that all U.S. schools issue the I-20 form directly to the student, his or her dependents, or, for minors, to the parent or guardian. In the past, some agents have coordinated the receipt of I-20 packages and VISA interview scheduling, but educational advising agencies are no longer permitted to receive their clients’ I-20 forms directly.
This new guidance may change the way your office works with Wellspring and with students, but we hope to make this an easy process for you. Wellspring will continue to provide the SEVIS number to agents once the I-20 is issued for interview scheduling purposes and we will share the shipping tracking numbers as possible to keep you updated on the status of the acceptance documents.
Wellspring aims to maintain a high-quality organization so that we can all be more successful together!
For a full transcript of the June 4 policy, please click here.