Submit a Visa Request

Complete the I-20/DS-2019 Request Form

NOTE: The I-20/DS-2019 Request Form is now available for students admitted to most programs at Northwestern to begin in fall 2018.

All incoming international students must request an I-20 or DS-2019 through the International Office.  Please follow the steps listed below.  Here is additional information for two special situations:

Unless otherwise noted below, you will need a valid Northwestern issued NetID and password in order to acess NUPortal to submit your I-20 or DS-2019 Request.

NOTE: If you do not yet have an active NetID, please contact your admitting department to inquire when you will receive NetID activation information. 

 

Required documents

Proof of admission

All admitting departments issue admitted students a letter either virtual (e-mailed) or a hardcopy. Please include an electronic copy of this letter with your I-20 Request or DS-2019 Request.

Financial documentation

All new F-1 international students are required to show proof that funds are guaranteed for the first year of study.

All new J-1 international students are required to show proof that funds are guaranteed for the full length of his/her program.

More information on the types of acceptable funds and documentation

 

Northwestern Law

NU Law students will not submit the I-20 or DS-2019 Request via the NUPortal. NU Law students must follow the directions listed here to submit an I-20 or DS-2019 Request.  Questions?  Please contact Amanda Hansen at amanda.albert@law.northwestern.edu.