The admitting department will notify applicants of their acceptance to the university. Students will then complete the online I-20 request process at go.depaul.edu/i20request (accessible to admitted students only). Completed requests and all other required documentation should be uploaded electronically, mailed, faxed or dropped off to the admitting department at DePaul.
Below is a checklist of documents needed by DePaul to issue your I-20.
Please note: Required documents vary by student and the online I-20 request process will provide the exact requirements for your student type and situation.
- Before an I-20 can be issued, you must submit the following:
- Bank statements: Evidence of adequate funding to meet the estimated tuition and living expenses for your first year of study. Please submit bank statements, issued within the last six months, listed in the form of savings, or another bank account from which funds can easily be withdrawn.
- Translations must accompany any affidavits or bank statements issued in a language other than English.
- Affidavit of Support: Your sponsor must complete a Financial Affidavit of Support. If you have more than one sponsor, each sponsor should fill out a separate form. If you sponsor yourself, you do not need to fill out the Affidavit of Support.
- Copy of the identification page in your passport.
If you are currently attending a U.S. school on an F1 visa and are applying for a Transfer I-20, please submit the following additional items:
- Transfer release form: Please complete the top section of the transfer release form, and have the bottom section completed by the International Student Advisor at your current school.
- Copy of page 1 and 3 of your current school’s I-20 form.
- Copy of the front and back of your I-94 card: If you entered the U.S. after May 1, 2013, print off your electronic copy of the I-94 card online.
- If you are currently in the U.S. on a visa other than F1 and wish to change your visa while in the U.S. without traveling back to your country, please submit the following additional items:
- If you are bringing dependents (spouse and/or children), please submit the following additional documents:
- Copy of dependent’s biographical page from passport.
- Proof of relationship:
- If dependent is your spouse (husband or wife), you must submit a copy of your marriage certificate with an official English language translation if applicable.
- If the dependent is your child, you must submit the child’s birth certificate with an official English language translation if applicable.
- Additional funds for dependent expenses: $5,000 for the first dependent; $4,000 for each additional dependent.