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Immigration Process (F-1 & J-1 student visas)

International Services Specialists in International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) handle the immigration process for international students. ISSS will issue an immigration document (Form I-20 or Form DS-2019) to you, if applicable, only after you have accepted your offer of admission and submitted the Immigration Document Creation Request (IDCR) (see below).

You will be contacted within five (5) business days of receiving your decision letter and will need to provide:

Proof of Financial Support: If you have already sent financial documents to the International Admissions Office, that information will be forwarded to ISSS. If you have not already provided this information, or if your information needs to be updated, you will have an opportunity to provide ISSS with your proof of financial support when you complete the online Immigration Document Creation Request (IDCR) that ISSS will send to you.

Passport/Visa Information: If you have already sent this information to International Admissions, it will be made available to ISSS who will contact you if they need more information.

Note: International students living outside of the U.S. will need to provide a copy of their passport, if it has not already been sent. Those living in the U.S. should be prepared to submit a copy of their passport, visa, Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record and Form I-20, Form DS-2019, or Form I-797 (if applicable). In all correspondence, please use your name as it appears on your passport.

Please visit ISSS for more information on Pre-Arrival, Arrival at CU Denver, I-20/DS-2019 Timeline, and more or contact mailto:isss@ucdenver.edu.