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Requesting I-20/DS-2019 for Dependent(s)

Requesting I-20/DS-2019 for Dependent(s)

If you are planning on bringing dependent(s), you must include the following information in the I-20 / DS-2019 iTerp checklist:

Dependents: Spouse & Children:

  • Once you click "Yes", a new screen will appear requesting more information.
  • Enter the information for each dependent in the checklist as requested. Please note that failure to completely or correctly enter the dependent information on the online application may delay processing of the F-2/J-2 Dependent I-20/DS-2019.
  • Upload a copy of the dependent's passport photo page. Be sure to provide a clear scan including the machine readable section.
  • For Academic & Funding Information, you must submit additional proof of financial support ($4,500 for each dependent).
  • When processed, the F-2/J-2 Dependent I-20/DS-2019 will be mailed/picked-up with your I-20/DS-2019 Certificate of Eligiblity.
  • Once the dependent(s) receive the document(s), they can apply for the F-2/J-2 visa(s) at a U.S. Embassy/Consulate in their home country. Please refer to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate's website for a list of required documents for the visa application. To avoid any complications, dependents are encouraged to apply for their visa with the F-1/J-1 student.

If you decide to bring your dependent(s) once you are already on campus, you should log in to their iTerp account and navigate to F-1/J-1 Student Services and submit the eform titled, Dependent I-20 Request.  The following information is needed for each dependendent:

  • Copy of the dependent's photo page of the passport
  • Recent bank statement showing a consistent balance of $4,500 for each F-2/J-2 dependent 
  • Financial documentation proving the F-1/J-1 student still has adequate funding for all current educational and living expenses as specified here (current assistantship award letter, personal savings account statement, sponsor's statements, etc.).