How to Obtain Your Visa Document

The International Programs Office (IPO) sponsors visas for students who have been admitted to the University.

Please remember: IPO is a separate office from both the Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions Offices. IPO cannot provide visa sponsorship for any part-time and/or online programs offered at the University.


HOW TO REQUEST YOUR I20 OR DS2019:

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

  1. Confirm your place at Umass Amherst! before you submit any documents to request visa sponsorship document.
  2. Submit all required documents directly to International Programs per your Visa Sponsorship email.

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

  1. Confirm your intention to enroll to the Graduate Admissions Office on SPIRE:
    • Log onto your SPIRE account (you will receive your SPIRE login information directly from OIT within a week or so of your official admission to the University)
    • Click on the 'Admissions' item in the menu on the left side of the screen
    • Select the 'Student Center for New Graduate Students'.
    • There is a confirmation status section that will allow you to inform the Graduate School of your enrollment plans.
  2. Submit all required documents directly to International Programs per your Visa Sponsorship email.

Your I20/DS2019 will be issued within 4-5 business days, once all required documents have been received.  After your I20/DS2019 has been mailed, you will received an email with a scanned copy of your I20/DS2019 and other important information.


CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY REQUEST FORM (CERF)

TRANSFER RECOMMENDATION FORM (TRF)

J-1 VISA ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION

DEPENDENT REQUEST INFORMATION

SPECIAL NEEDS APPENDIX

UNDERGRADUATE SPONSOR STATEMENT

GRADUATE SPONSOR STATEMENT

SEVIS (I-901) FEE WEBSITE