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Request I-20

​​​​After you have accepted your offer of admission at DePaul and paid the required deposit, you will be invited by email to request your I-20. Detailed instructions regarding the ISS Portal (where you can request your I-20) are found here​.​​​

Document Checklist

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within the last six months, listed in the form of savings, or another bank account from which funds can easily be withdrawn.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 an Affidavit of Support Form. 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: Log into the ISS Portal HERE​. For “Location Information” select “I have a valid F-1 visa” and complete the Transfer Release form that appears.​
    • Copy of page 1 and 2 of your current school’s I-20 form.
    • Copy of your most recent I-94*: Print a copy of your online electronic I-94.
  • 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:
    • Copy of your current visa.
    • Copy of your most recent I-94*: Print a copy of your online electronic I-94.

  • *Note: Paper I-94 cards: If you entered the US prior to May 1, 2013 you may have a paper I-94 card stapled in your passport. Please submit copies of both sides of your paper I-94 if applicable. 
  • 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.

Downloadable Forms