I-20 Request Process
International students who plan to study at Adelphi University need a Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status”.
Students can request the I-20 once you have been fully admitted to your academic level in your desired program. This document is required to apply for your F-1 student visa in order to travel to the U.S. to enroll in a full course of study. You must also obtain a Form I-20 for any eligible dependents you plan to bring to the United States with you.
The type of I-20 you must request is individual to your personal need. In order to request the Form I-20, you must know what type of I-20 you need to obtain. Please see the following I-20 categories to determine which you must request from International Services.
A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States for the purpose of studying at Adelphi University must first obtain a valid F-1 student visa
Dependent I-20 Request
International Students in F-1 status can request their legal spouse and unmarried minor children to accompany the student to the United States or follow to join the student at a later date. The dependent must meet the guidelines necessary as per USCIS regulations to be considered a legal dependent in F-2 status.
Program Progression I-20 Request
A student who is currently enrolled in an AUI pathway or language program and is progressing must apply for a new I-20 with International Services. Without obtaining a change of educational level I-20, the student will not be eligible to study.
Obtaining Your F-1 Visa
A student visa is required for study in the United States. After you have received y our I-20, you must use it to obtain an F-1 visa at a U.S. consulate and then enter t the U.S. with the F-1 visa and your I-20. Learn how to apply for your F-1 visa.