Congratulations on being accepted to the University of Maryland, College Park!
Now that you have been admitted to the university, you will need to obtain your Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 (I-20) or J-1 (DS-2019) student/scholar visa status.
The International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) office will send you an email to invite you to log into UMD’s iTerp system to complete your I-20 or DS-2019 checklist.
To complete the checklist, you will need the following:
Scanned clear copy of your passport photo page
Scanned clear copy of Financial Certification and sponsorship letters
If currently in the U.S. or a transfer student, scanned clear copies of your immigration documents: I-94 card (click Get Most Recent I-94), visa stamp in passport, and current I-20 / DS-2019 document
Passport Photo Page
The passport photo page includes your photo, date of birth, full name, passport number, issue date and location. Be sure the scan of the page is clear and includes all the information contained on the page, including the machine readable area.
Dependents: Spouse and Children
If you plan to bring dependents(s), you must show additional financial support of $4,500 for each dependent in additional to the estimated cost of attendance. Please view Requesting I-20/DS-2019 for Dependent(s).
Financial Certification and Sponsorship Letters
In order to obtain the I-20/DS-2019, international students (F-1s and J-1s) are required to provide financial documentation which verifies that they have sufficient funds to support their estimated cost of attendance (tuition, fees and living expenses) for a minimum of one year of their academic program.
Click here to learn more about I-20 cost estimates and acceptable funding.
Immigration and F-1/J-1 Transfer Form
If you are already in the United States, scan and upload a copy of your US visa, I-94 card, and all pages of your current I-20/DS-2019 document if applicable. If you are a Permanent Resident or hold another visa status please include copies of the immigration documents showing your status.
To transfer your SEVIS record from your current institution to the University of Maryland, see SEVIS Transfer In.
Mailing / Pick-up Form
The form will not be available until you are notified by email that your I-20 / DS-2019 document has been processed. Once processed, you will receive an email informing you of your SEVIS number to being the process to obtain your visa and inviting you to complete the Mailing / Pick-up Form.