You are admitted: Now What?


Texas A&M University defines an international student as someone who is not a US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. There are multiple items that you will need to submit in order for International Student Services to complete your file. This will vary upon your current location and your current immigration status. 

International Students who will be attending Texas A&M University, and need to apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa for the first time will need to submit the following documentation in order to International Student Services to process an I-20 or DS-2019. All documents can be uploaded into the AIS system at http://applicant.tamu.edu.
International Students who will be attending Texas A&M University, and will have their current F1 or J1 SEVIS record transferred to Texas A&M University will need to submit the following documentation in order to International Student Services to process an I-20 or DS-2019 All documents can be uploaded into the AIS system at http://applicant.tamu.edu.

ISS is no longer requiring the transfer in form and copies of your immigration documents in order to process your transfer I-20/DS-2019. We will not be able to complete your F-1 or J-1 immigration document until your SEVIS record is released from your current institution. Please see below the list of SEVIS School and Program Codes:

F-1 SEVIS School Codes
Texas A&M University SNA214F00334000
Texas A&M University Galveston SNA214F00334001
Texas A&M University School of Law SNA214F00334003
Texas A&M Health Science Center Kingsville HLG214F09976000
Texas A&M Health Science Center McAllen HLG214F09976001
Texas A&M Health Science Center Houston HOU214F00582000
Texas A&M Health Science Center Bryan/College Station SNA214F00127000
Texas A&M Health Science Center Round Rock SNA214F00127002
Texas A&M Health Science Center Temple SNA214F00127001
Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry DAL214F00190000
English Language Institute SNA214F0991400

J-1 SEVIS Program Number
Texas A&M University P-1-00260

International Students who will be attending Texas A&M University, have been admitted to a Non-Degree Seeking program, and need to apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa for the first time will need to submit the following documentation in order to International Student Services to process an I-20 or DS-2019.

All documents can be uploaded into the AIS system at http://applicant.tamu.edu.

International Students who will be attending Texas A&M University in another visa category other than F1 or J1 student will need to submit the following documents.
 

All documents can be uploaded into the AIS system at http://applicant.tamu.edu.

International Students who have received approval for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will need to submit the following documents.
 
  • Immigration Questionnaire
  • Copy of passport pages – picture page, expiration page and name page (this information may be all on the same page)
All documents can be uploaded into the AIS system at http://applicant.tamu.edu.
 
International Student admitted to the Blinn Team program will need to submit the following documents.
 

All documents can be uploaded into the AIS system at http://applicant.tamu.edu.

 
F-1 students needing an I-20 will need to contact Blinn regarding the processing of their document. For information about the International Office at Blinn please refer to their website.

Students on an I-20 from Blinn for the Blinn Team program will need to be aware of the following:
  • They will not be able to work on campus at Texas A&M University.
  • Any F-1 benefits will need to be reviewed and processed by the International Office at Blinn.
  • For more information about the Blinn Team Program please refer: Prospective Blinn Team Students

  

Visit the Estimated Cost of Attendance webpage for detailed information about the proof of financial resources required to obtain a Form I-20 or Form DS-2019.
Where to submit documents?
 
Please follow the instructions below to update your information through the AIS system.
 
  1. Login to AIS: https://applicant.tamu.edu
  2. Under the Upload Supporting Documents/International Student Documents click on “Click Here to upload your supporting documents”
  3. Choose the type of document you wish to upload, attach your document and then hit submit.
Please fill in the mailing options form and upload it to the AIS system to let us know your mailing perferences to receive your I-20.

Following are the mailing options available.
  • I will personally pick it from ISS. (You must bring proof of identification to ISS.)

  • You may authorize a friend to pick up the document(s) on your behalf.
    Your friend should print the e-mail you send them and bring it with them to ISS in order to pick up the document(s). Remind your friend to bring some form of photo identification with them to ISS.

  • Send it by regular U.S Postal Service mail within the U.S. to the student local mailing address/ outside the U.S. to the student permanent address mentioned in the Howdy Portal.
     
  • Send it by express mail at my expense.
    You may use the eShipGlobal service to have your document(s) express mailed to you through either DHL or FedEx at your own expense. To do so, visit eShipGlobal service (do not visit DHL or FedEx directly). You will be required to create a user name and password to set up an account. To request shipment, you will need your Texas A&M UIN, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and credit card information. If you have questions about how to use this service, review the Help section of the eShipGlobal website or e-mail support@eshipglobal.com. Once you have requested the shipment, send an email to iss@tamu.edu to notify our office that you have requested an eShipGlobal shipment.


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If you are an undergraduate student and will be returning to complete your program please complete the following steps.
  1. Re-apply for admission with the Office of Admissions
  2. Once re-admitted refer to the Applying for I-20 or DS-2019 section for processing of your I-20 
If you are a graduate student please submit the following documents to ISS by uploading the documents to the AIS system:
 
  • Immigration Questionnaire
  • Proof of Financial Resources
  • Copy of specific passport pages – picture page, expiration page and name pages
  • Letter from your academic department on the department’s letterhead with the following information
    • Your name and UIN
    • The degree level and major you will be returning to
    • The semester you will be continuing the program
    • The degree requirements remaining and expected graduation