On Nov. 1, 2021, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) published guidance formally confirming that electronically signed and issued I-20s will be acceptable moving forward. Initially, the permission to sign and issue I-20s electronically to F-1 students and their dependents was temporary due to COVID-19. Because of the success of electronic delivery methods, SEVP has decided to formally adopt the use of electronic signatures and I-20 issuance on a permanent basis. This is a positive development for F-1 students and their dependents who can continue to receive I-20s by email. SEVP has coordinated with other government agencies to ensure that electronically issued and signed I-20s (printed and physically signed by the student) will be acceptable for visa interviews, entry into the U.S., or any other situation where presenting an I-20 is required.