Spouses and children (under 21 years old) of F-1 and J-1 visa holders can apply for F-2 or J-2 dependent visas or, if inside the U.S., apply to change their immigration status to F-2 or J-2.

To request I-20s or DS-2019s for your dependents, please follow the following steps.

  1. Log into the International Student and Scholar (ISSS) Portal. If you do not have access to the portal, please email the Center for International Services with a detailed description of the issue (include screenshots if possible) or visit the Center for International Services during walk-in advising (Monday-Friday from 11 am to 3 pm).
  1. Go to the Student Request Center.
  2. Find the Dependent Request.
  3. Complete the Financial Information Questionnaire.
  4. Upload proof of financial support for you and your dependents based on the Financial Information Questionnaire.
  5. Complete the Dependent Information Questionnaire and upload a copy of the dependent’s passport biodata page for each dependent.
  6. Submit Request.

Within 3-5 business days you will receive an email that your and your dependents’ I-20s are available in the Document Center of the ISSS Portal (F-1 students only) or that your DS-2019s are ready for pick up from the Center for International Services (J-1 students only).

If you have questions about adding a dependent, applying for a change of status to a dependent category, applying for a dependent visa, or any other questions pertaining to your dependents’ immigration status please visit our office during our walk-in advising (Monday – Friday from 11 am to 3 pm) or email the Center for International Services.