UT Tyler

Office of International Programs

Receive a Form I-20

How can I receive a UT Tyler Form I-20?

A Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 status, (I-20) is an official US government document. A Form I-20 is required to obtain an F-1 visa and to maintain F-1 status while in the US. It is issued by each university or college in the US that admits international students.

To be eligible for a UT Tyler Form I-20, students must:

  • Submit proof of financial support equivalent to annual cost of tuition and estimated expenses as outlined on the UT Tyler Certification of Financial Responsibility form. Acceptable forms of financial support include:
    • Bank statement on bank letterhead, no older than six months from date of document submisson
    • Scholarship or Fellowship Award letter if applicable
  • Submit a copy/scan of your passport ID page

How do I submit the documents listed above?

  •  For IELI admits, follow the instructions on the application, and submit documents to: IELI Admissions, 3620 Varsity Drive, Tyler, TX 75701, or email them as an attachment to ieli@uttyler.edu

  • In person – Submit to the ISSFS Center at UC 2160, University of Texas at Tyler campus

  • By mail – Use the following mailing address:
    • International Student, Scholar and Faculty Services Center
      Office of International Programs
      The University of Texas at Tyler
      3900 University Blvd., UC 2160
      Tyler, TX 75799
  • By email

A Form I-20 will be issued within two business days of meeting the Form I-20 eligibility requirements. Students receive a confirmation email when their UT Tyler Form I-20 is ready for issue.

How will I receive my I-20?

Option 1: E-Ship Global, https://study.eshipglobal.com

  • E-Ship Global is the fastest way to receive your I-20. You will need to set up an account and pay for the shipment. E-ship Global will then contact us and we will ship the I-20 to you immediately.

Option 2: U.S. Postal Service

  • The U.S. Postal Service is much slower than using E-Ship Global, but it is free to the student. For some countries, mail service is fairly reliable, but there is no guarantee of when the documents will arrive.

Option 3: In-person pick-up

  • We will allow you to pick up your I-20 in person or designate someone to do it for you. If you choose this option, please let us know by email to issfs@uttyler.edu indicating who will pick up the I-20 and on what date, and we will have the I-20 ready at the ISSFS Center located in UC 2160. If someone else picks up your I-20, they must show proof of identity.


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