Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") recently announced that beginning on August 10, 2012, it will no longer be providing admission stamps on the Form I-20 and Form DS-2019 to F, M and J nonimmigrants. CBP stated that this change was implemented in order to be consistent with the new USCIS policy change of not stamping the Form I-20 and Form DS-2019 as part of the change of status or extension adjudication process. USCIS indicated that it would stop this practice earlier this year when it launched its online immigration benefits system, ELIS. CBP stated that the admission stamp on the Form I-20 and Form DS-2019 is not an indicator of lawful status or academic program duration. However, Immigration and Custom Enforcement's Student Exchange Visitor Program ("SEVP") has indicated that some state and federal benefit-granting agencies have required F, M and J nonimmigrants to provide the stamped Form I-20 and Form DS-2019. SEVP indicated that if one of these agencies requests a stamped Form I-20 or Form DS-2019, the foreign national may make an appointment through the USCIS InfoPass online system to have a local USCIS office place the stamp on the form. However, SEVP indicated that this transitional step will only continue through November 21, 2012. After this date, SEVP indicated that foreign nationals who encounter a problem regarding this issue should contact SEVP. However, SEVP did not state what it will do if it is contacted by a a F or M nonimmigrant. DOS has not stated if J nonimmigrants should contact it if they encounter a similar issue.