How to Change Wrong Date of Birth in I-20

Just got a query….a big problem actually. I received an i20 from university, but the birth date mentioned is wrong…….so can I just take a letter from the university that it is a mistake……during visa interview or could you please suggest me something?

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Wrong Date of Birth in I-20

Couple of things could have happened here.

  1. You  submitted wrong date of birth when completing the application and university used that to issue I-20
  2. You gave the correct date of birth, but university made a mistake

So, it really doesn’t matter who made the mistake, you can request the university to issue new I-20. ( How does a I-20 form look like? )

Send a copy of passport page that contains your demographics information.

If your visa interview date is approaching, have them send the new I-20 visa FedEx or DHL or other courier service.

Typically universities will not send via express mail, but you can request and pay for it.

i just realized, I have previously wrote a post for the same question.


  1. sarath on December 2, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    hi raghu,

    I Guess i need your help,i had the same problem as mentioned here i.e. incorrect DOB,I just want to know whether the concerned institute issue me the corrected I20 with the previous I20 no? Or will it be a new I20 no.?

  2. George on May 12, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    They can give you a new i-20 on request. If the wrong date was a mistake from their part, they for sure wont hesitate to issue a new one.

  3. Ganapathi Raju K on May 11, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Generally I-20’s do have DOB printed in MMDDYYYY format.
    Is there any chance of this interpreted as mistake.
    JIC point of view.

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