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Obtain I-20 (F1) / DS-2019 (J1)

Obtain I-20 (F1) / DS-2019 (J1)


Congratulations on being accepted to the University of Maryland, College Park!
Now that you have been admitted to the university, you will need to log into UMD’s iTerp system to complete your I-20 or DS-2019 checklist. Use this document to learn how to log in and where to locate your checklist in iTerp.

What documents will I need?

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.  
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.
If you plan to bring dependents(s), you must show additional financial support of $4,500 for each dependent in addition to the estimated cost of attendance. Please view Requesting I-20/DS-2019 for Dependent(s)
Immigration documents (SEVIS transfers only)
If you are already in the United States, scan a copy of your US visa, I-94 record, and all pages of your current I-20/DS-2019 document if applicable.  
Information for SEVIS transfers
To transfer your SEVIS record from your current institution to the University of Maryland, see our page on SEVIS Transfer In.

Sevis transfer students should complete all checklist requirements well before your I-20 is released from your University.

ISSS will issue your UMD I-20 after your record has been released to our school.
Receiving your I-20/DS2019
When ISSS staff has reviewed and accepted all of your documents you will be contacted via email once your I-20/DS2019 has been created.  Students receiving an I-20 will receive their document electronically attached to the email.   Students receiving a DS2019 will receive information regarding the mailing of the DS2019s.  DS2019s must be mailed and can not be sent electronically.