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:
- Dependent Request Form
- Copy/copies of each dependent’s passport photo identification page.
- Copy of proof of marriage to spouse including same-sex partners, in English.
- 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.