Apply for your Form I-20


The I-20 request form is a dynamic, fillable form, and includes detailed instructions on how to qualify for a Form I-20, enabling you to receive an F-1 student visa for study at Barnard.  Please read the instructions very carefully and complete the necessary forms as soon as possible and send it to us by email (preferred), fax, or mail. Once your I-20 is approved, we will mail it to you via express mail. You will then need to make an appointment with your nearest American embassy or consulate to apply for your F-1 student visa.

Once you read the instructions carefully, you may discover that you need to submit the forms below in addition to the I-20 request form posted above.  The forms below are not fillable online, so you will need to download them, fill them out, and submit them by email, fax, or mail (email or fax preferred).

F1 Transfer Certification:  Please submit this form ONLY IF you attended another U.S. secondary school or U.S. college/university within the last six months.

Dependent Information:  Please submit this form ONLY IF you plan to bring dependents to live with you.

Sponsor’s Affidavit of Free Room and Board in the New York City Metropolitan Area:  Please submit this form ONLY IF you will be sponsored for free room and board.

Sponsor’s Affidavit of Support:  Please submit this form ONLY IF you have a sponsor (parent or relative) supporting you financially. Each sponsor must complete a separate Affidavit of Support Form.

Questions about these forms may be directed to Office of International & Intercultural Student Programs via email at or by phone at 212-854-1777.  Forms should be submitted as one .PDF to  If you would like to mail your documents (do not include the orginals as you will need those for your visa appointment, please send to:

The Office of International & Intercultural Student Programs
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027