Newly Admitted International Students

After the school informs the OIS of your intent to enroll, you will be contacted by an international advisor from our office to complete our New Student e-forms, including uploads of supporting documentation — a copy of your passport ID page, verification of finances, etc.


After the OIS receives your completed New Student e-forms, we will issue a new I-20 or DS-2019 visa document and send it to you. Once you receive the visa document, you can pay the SEVIS fee and schedule your visa interview with the U.S. Consulate. Please be aware that the earliest you can apply for a visa stamp is 120 days before the start date of your program.

You may enter the United States as early as 30 days before the program start date listed on your I-20 or DS-2019.

Checklist for Newly Admitted International Students

  • Accept offer of admission
  • The Office of International Services (OIS) will contact you to complete the New Student e-forms
  • Submit New Student e-forms
  • Arrange for housing while attending UMB

Students currently inside the U.S.

Students currently outside the U.S.

Once you arrive

  • Check in with the OIS. Newly arriving international students MUST check in with the OIS within 30 days after the start date on the student's I-20 or DS-2019. If you do not check in at the OIS, you may lose your valid immigration status in the United States.
  • If you will be delayed in your arrival and do not expect to reach the United States by the start date on your I-20 or DS-2019, please contact the OIS immediately, as we may need to update your SEVIS record
  • Check in electronically using the e-form in Sunapsis; you'll receive email instructions