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Immigration Process

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) handles the immigration process for international students. ISSS will issue an immigration document (Form I-20 or Form DS-2019) to applicable students on an F-1 or J-1 VISA during their studies.

Your admitted program/department is responsible to notify ISSS of an admitted students need for an immigration document. 

The basic process will be: 

1. Admitting Department/Program Notifies ISSS of student admitted needs immigration document

2. ISSS will email student Immigration Creation Document Request (IDCR) with steps  

3. Student completed Immigration Creation Document Request (IDCR) 

You will be asked to provide the following information and documentation:

  • Proof of Financial Support
    • Scholarships/assistantships
    • Personal bank statements
    • Family or other financial support
  • Location inside and/or outside the U.S.
  • Current Immigration Documentation
    • Passport
    • Current VISA (if applicable)
    • I-20/DS-2019 (if applicable)
    • Other Immigration documents

4. I-20 or DS-2019 will be issued within 10 business day of Complete Immigration Creation Document Request (IDCR) 

Please visit ISSS  for more information on Pre-Arrival, Arrival at CU Denver, I-20/DS-2019 Timeline, and more.