How to Obtain an I-20 or DS-2019?
Many international students will need a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 or DS-2019) in order to receive a non-immigrant visa or to transfer to Texas A&M University from another university in the United States. Students who will receive an F-1 visa/status need a certificate of eligibility called an I-20 and students who will receive a J-1 visa/status need a certificate of eligibility called an DS-2019. (Note: The DS-2019 replaced the form IAP-66. The Department of State made this change effective September 1, 2002.)
The Certificate of Eligibility Center (CEC) issues I-20s and DS-2019s to admitted international students.
CEC contains the necessary International Student Services (ISS) forms and systems for international students planning to attend Texas A&M University. Students can also track the progress on I-20/DS-2019 issuance through CEC.
You will need your Texas A&M Net ID and password to log into CEC.
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If you are currently outside the U.S. and need to apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa, then you will need to submit the additional documentation listed below.
If you are currently attending another U.S. institution on an F-1 or J-1 visa or are on Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Academic Training, then you need to submit the additional documentation listed below.
If you have been admitted to a Non-Degree Seeking Program
Please click on the following link for instructions on how to upload the necessary documents in order to process your I-20:
Please complete the immigration questionnaire either by completing the paper version of the questionnaire or by submitting online. You must be officially admitted to Texas A&M University by International Admissions before using online option. ISS recommends students to use the online version of the immigration questionnaire.
Applied for I-20/DS-2019 - What is next?
last updated: 10/2012
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