Step 4: Receive the Form I-20 or DS-2019
Students requesting a Form I-20 for F-1 status will receive the I-20 as a PDF file via email. This is a temporary accommodation made by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).
The Form I-20 will be sent to the student’s preferred email address as listed in their Student Center in ConnectCarolina because that will be the address indicated in SEVIS. Students will need to make sure they are checking their UNC email address for this form along with any other updates from ISSS.
Upon receiving the Form I-20, students should print out the form and sign in ink at the bottom of page 1 in order to use the I-20 for the visa appointment and entry into the U.S.
Note for J-1 students: Students who are requesting J-1 status must receive the original Form DS-2019. These forms are not allowed to be transmitted electronically via email. In order to facilitate this process, students should create a shipping label via eShip Global. Instructions can be found here.