The Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 or DS-2019) is the immigration form you will need in order to obtain F-1 or J-1 status if you are one of the following:
- Outside the U.S.
- Already in the U.S. and transfer your F-1 or J-1 status
- Already in the U.S. and change your nonimmigrant status to F-1 or J-1 student status.
Your I-20 will be issued once we receive all requirements and you have confirmed your attendance at Temple University by paying the deposit fee.
Note that the US Department of State permits the emailing of I-20s to F-1 Students, but paper versions of DS-2019s must be mailed at the J-1 scholars expense. The US Department of State regulations forbid electronic scans of the DS-2019.