How to Request a Dependent I20 or DS2019

ISS Dependent I20/DS2019 Request

F1 visa holders are eligible to request their spouse and/or child (children) to accompany them to the United States on a dependent visa. 

Please access our student dependent request form; to login, enter your UMass/SPIRE credentials and choose Amherst is your campus.

Please scroll through the form first - it is important to have all requested information available. Once you have collected and entered all pertinent information, please hit the submit button.  IPO staff will be notified once you have submitted the form.

Dependent requests take 5 business days to be processed. 


Graduate Students:

You will need to submit finances for a single graduate student plus each dependent.  First dependent cost is $11,267 and $2,400 for each dependent to follow. NOTE:  If you have an assistantship, please upload a copy of your contract. If additional funding is needed, IPO will contact you. 


Undergraduate Students:

Please contact Beryl Tang at IPO.


Research Scholars & Employees:

J1 visa holders are eligible to request their spouse and/or child (children) to accompany them to the United States on a dependent visa. 

Please access our J1 scholar dependent request form; to login, enter your UMass/SPIRE credentials and choose Amherst is your campus.

Please scroll through the form first - it is important to have all requested information available. Once you have collected and entered all pertinent information, please hit the submit button.  IPO staff will be notified once you have submitted the form.

Dependent requests take 5 business days to be processed.