Reminder: F-1 Students Enrolled in CPT Must Use Redesigned Form I-20

As of July 1, 2016, employees who are F-1 students enrolled in curricular practical training (CPT) must present the redesigned Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status, issued by ICE to complete Form I-9. Previous versions of Form I-20 containing a bar code are no longer acceptable. Designated school officials began issuing the redesigned Form I-20 to F-1 students enrolled in CPT on June 26, 2015.

Page 2 of the F-1 student’s Form I-20 must include employment authorization and employer information, and the employment authorization type must state CPT.

For more information on Form I-9 requirements for F-1 students enrolled in CPT, visit I-9 Central.

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