Receive your Form I-20

A Form I-20 is required by the U.S. Department of State as a part of an F-1 visa application. It is issued by each university or college who admits you as a potential student in the United States. If you receive I-20s from more than one school, you will have to choose which school you will attend prior to the visa interview and supply that document to the visa officer.

To be eligible for a UT Dallas I-20:

Regular Mail Option

Your UT Dallas  I-20 will be sent to you by U.S. standard mail to the “SEVIS-Foreign” address listed in the UT Dallas Galaxy system unless you send a different address to the ISSO.  Please note that U.S. standard mail takes 4-6 weeks for delivery, and the  mail cannot be tracked.

Express Mail Option

At any time, you may request that we mail a duplicate of your admission letter and I-20 by Express Mail.  If you choose this option, you will be responsible to pay the cost of shipping.  Please follow the instructions listed on the ISSO Express Mail webpage.

Preparing for Your Visa Interview

Below is important information that you will need when applying for an F-1 visa

  • UT Dallas’ school code: DAL214F00379000
  • How to pay the mandatory SEVIS I-901 Fee

Additional information on documents for the visa application may be found at