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I-20, DS-2019 and Transfer-In Requests

Students admitted to the School of Medicine MD program or any Stanford Law School or Graduate School of Business programs should contact their admissions offices for details on submitting I-20 and DS-2019 requests as their protocol is different from the one outlined on this website.

Current Stanford Students

Current Stanford students should apply for an extension to their current F-1 or J-1 visa in Bechtel Connect. See the Bechtel International Center Visa Extension page for detailed instructions. 

Visa Document Process for New Graduate Students

New international graduate students submit I-20 and DS-2019 requests through an online process. Please see this information on the Bechtel International Center's website.

EFS/Summer Session

An incoming graduate student who wishes to participate in the summer EFS (English for Foreign Students) intensive English program or Stanford Summer Session* must apply and be approved by EFS or Summer Session before the I-20 or DS-2019 can be issued.

*Summer Session does not include the week-long Stanford Graduate Summer Institute.

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