Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Obtaining a Form I-20

Students currently in their Home Country

International Students who are granted admission to the university will have their admission file sent to the International Student Services Office for I-20 review.  These documents are required in order for a student to obtain an F1 Student Visa.  Please see our requirements for I-20 issuance here:

Required documents for I-20 Issuance

Sample Sponsor Letter

F1 Students currently in the U.S.

F1 students who are currently residing in the U.S. on an F1 visa and want to transfer, (or begin a new program of study,) at TAMUK must have their SEVIS records transferred from their previous school, before a form I-20 can be issued.  Please see our requirements for F1 transfer students here:

SEVIS Transfer Instructions & Information

International Student Status Transfer Form

For other application documents, please click here.

For students who want to transfer to another university, please see the requirements here.

SEVIS Release Request Form

Change of Status to F1

Students who are currently in the U.S. under a different visa type, (i.e. F2, H4, B2, etc.) may need to change their immigration status to F1 in order to take part in full-time study.  If you need to obtain a form I-20 for this purpose, please be sure to notify our office at the e-mail address below so the information can be correctly indicated on your documents.

Change of Status Q&A

Change of Status Checklist

Dependent I-20/DS-2019 for F2/J2 Visa

Student’s holding F-1/J-1 visas who want to invite their dependent(s) or spouse may obtain information and necessary documents from ISS so that the individual(s) can request F-2/J-2 visas(s) at a U.S. Consulate/Embassy in a foreign country. Note: A “dependent” is defined as the spouse and/or unmarried minor children (under the age of 21) of the F-1/J-1 student.

REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING F-2/J-2 DEPENDENT VISA

All documents can be faxed or e-mailed to the International Student Services Office at 361-593-3984 or international.services@tamuk.edu.

This page was last updated on: February 12, 2014