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.

Application Materials:

  1. Dependent Request Form
  2. Proof of legal marriage for you and your spouse (including same-sex partners). Must be translated into English. 
  3. Copy/copies of each dependent’s passport photo identification page.
  4. Financial documentation:
    • Fall 2014/Spring 2015 academic year: If applicable, a copy of your current TA/RA contract. (Additional funding documentation will be requested once your application has been reviewed.)
    • Fall 2015/Spring 2016 academic year: First dependent with TA/RA, provide a bank statement for $2036USD with a copy of your current full year contract. First dependent without TA/RA, provide a bank statement for $9400. $3000 for each additional dependent (with or without a TA/RA).

For current students: Submit all required documents in one email to

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