A Form I-20 is a Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status. It documents that you have been admitted to the school that issued you the I-20. Use the Form I-20 to apply for an F-1 visa. Your Form I-20 is proof of your status and should be kept with your passport.
The Form I-20 certifies that you:
- Are or expect to be a "bona fide" student.
- Meet Pacific's admissions requirements
- Plan to pursue a full course of study
- Proved you have funds to support your study in the U.S.
You need a Form I-20 to obtain an F-1 student visa or status, or to keep lawful F-l status when transferring or changing schools within the U.S.
Documents Required to Obtain Form I-20
The University of the Pacific welcomes applications from international students and provides complete support services through the International Programs and Services .
The documents required to obtain Form I-20 are:
- Completed University of the Pacific Application for Admission
- Application Fee
- Official Record of Study (Transcript)
- Proficiency in English (TOEFL)
- Certificates of Financial Support