How to Request a Dependent I20 or DS2019

F1 and J1 visa holders can submit a request for an I-20 or DS-2019 to bring their spouse (including same sex partners) and/or child (children) to live with them in the United States on dependent visa status.

Create 1 pdf containing the following documents in the order listed:

  1. Dependent Request Form
  2. Copy/copies of each dependent’s passport photo identification page.
  3. Copy of proof of marriage to spouse including same-sex partners, in English.
  4. Financial documentation: To calculate your required funding documentation see expense estimate for the upcoming academic year and add $10,700 (for first dependent) and add 2,400 per person for each additional dependent.

For current students: Submit all required documents in the order listed above as one pdf to bjtang[at]ipo.umass[dot]edu.

For newly admitted students: Follow the submission instructions on the CERF.