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Incoming Students

If you have been recently admitted or readmitted to study at UW-Madison as an F-1 or J-1 international student, select the office that most recently admitted you for next steps to request your I-20 or DS-2019 immigration document.

If you have already started your request, do not start a new one. Please go to your User Home Page to continue working on your existing request.

If you have not been officially admitted by UW-Madison, explore your admissions options and processes.

  • New J-1 Student Request  - All admitted J-1 international exchange visitor students must provide additional information for issuance of your Form DS-2019 and one for any dependents (if applicable). ISS will review your eligibility for J-1 student visa status. Students enrolled at another school in the U.S. must also provide information about current J-1 status.
  • New F-1 Student Request - All admitted F-1 international undergraduate students must provide additional information for issuance of your Form I-20 and one for any dependents (if applicable). Students enrolled at another school in the U.S. must provide additional information about current F-1 status.
  • ISS Check-in - You must provide copies of your U.S. immigration documents upon entry to the U.S. for ISS records. Note: if you graduated from UW-Madison within the last 60 days, please talk to an ISS Advisor before completing this form.
  • New J-1 Student Request - All admitted J-1 international exchange visitor students must provide additional information for issuance of your Form DS-2019 and one for any dependents (if applicable). ISS will review your eligibility for J-1 student visa status. Students enrolled at another school in the U.S. must also provide information about current J-1 status.
  • New F-1 Student Request - All admitted F-1 international graduate students must provide additional information for issuance of your Form I-20 and one for any dependents (if applicable). Students enrolled at another school in the U.S. must provide additional information about current F-1 status.
  • ISS Check-in - You must provide copies of your U.S. immigration documents upon entry to the U.S. for ISS records. Note: if you graduated from UW-Madison within the last 60 days, please talk to an ISS Advisor before completing this form.
  • New J-1 Student Request - All admitted J-1 international exchange visitor students must provide additional information for issuance of your Form DS-2019 and one for any dependents (if applicable). ISS will review your eligibility for J-1 student visa status. Students enrolled at another school in the U.S. must also provide information about current J-1 status.
  • New F-1 Student Request - All admitted F-1 international undergraduate and graduate students must provide additional information for issuance of your Form I-20 and one for any dependents (if applicable). Students enrolled at another school in the U.S. must also provide information about current F-1 status.
  • ISS Check-in - You must provide copies of your U.S. immigration documents upon entry to the U.S. for ISS records. Note: if you graduated from UW-Madison within the last 60 days, please talk to an ISS Advisor before completing this form.
  • New J-1 Student Request - All admitted J-1 international exchange visitor students must provide additional information for issuance of your Form DS-2019 and one for any dependents (if applicable). ISS will review your eligibility for J-1 student visa status. Students enrolled at another school in the U.S. must also provide information about current J-1 status.
  • New F-1 Student Request - All admitted F-1 international undergraduate and graduate students must provide additional information for issuance of your Form I-20 and one for any dependents (if applicable). Students enrolled at another school in the U.S. must also provide information about current F-1 status.
  • ISS Check-in - You must provide copies of your U.S. immigration documents upon entry to the U.S. for ISS records. Note: if you graduated from UW-Madison within the last 60 days, please talk to an ISS Advisor before completing this form.
  • New J-1 Student Request - All admitted J-1 international exchange visitor students must provide additional information for issuance of your Form DS-2019 and one for any dependents (if applicable). ISS will review your eligibility for J-1 student visa status. Students enrolled at another school in the U.S. must also provide information about current J-1 status.
  • New F-1 Student Request - All admitted F-1 international professional students must provide additional information for issuance of your Form I-20 and one for any dependents (if applicable). Students enrolled at another school in the U.S. must provide additional information about current F-1 status.
  • ISS Check-in - You must provide copies of your U.S. immigration documents upon entry to the U.S. for ISS records. Note: if you graduated from UW-Madison within the last 60 days, please talk to an ISS Advisor before completing this form.
  • New J-1 Student Request - All admitted J-1 international exchange visitor students must provide additional information for issuance of your Form DS-2019 and one for any dependents (if applicable). ISS will review your eligibility for J-1 student visa status. Students enrolled at another school in the U.S. must also provide information about current J-1 status.
  • New F-1 Student Request - All admitted F-1 international undergraduate and graduate students must provide additional information for issuance of your Form I-20 and one for any dependents (if applicable). Students enrolled at another school in the U.S. must also provide information about current F-1 status.
  • ISS Check-in - You must provide copies of your U.S. immigration documents upon entry to the U.S. for ISS records. Note: if you graduated from UW-Madison within the last 60 days, please talk to an ISS Advisor before completing this form.
  • New J-1 Student Request - All admitted J-1 international exchange visitor students must provide additional information for issuance of your Form DS-2019 and one for any dependents (if applicable). ISS will review your eligibility for J-1 student visa status. Students enrolled at another school in the U.S. must also provide information about current J-1 status.
  • New F-1 Student Request - All admitted F-1 international undergraduate and graduate students must provide additional information for issuance of your Form I-20 and one for any dependents (if applicable). Students enrolled at another school in the U.S. must also provide information about current F-1 status.
  • ISS Check-in - You must provide copies of your U.S. immigration documents upon entry to the U.S. for ISS records. Note: if you graduated from UW-Madison within the last 60 days, please talk to an ISS Advisor before completing this form.
  • New J-1 Student Request - This must be initiated by the exchange coordinator for admitted J-1 exchange students must provide additional information for issuance of your Form DS-2019. Students enrolled at another school in the U.S. must also provide information about current J-1 status.
  • New F-1 Student Request - All admitted F-1 international undergraduate and graduate students must provide additional information for issuance of your Form I-20 and one for any dependents (if applicable). Students enrolled at another school in the U.S. must also provide information about current F-1 status.
  • ISS Check-in - You must provide copies of your U.S. immigration documents upon entry to the U.S. for ISS records. Note: if you graduated from UW-Madison within the last 60 days, please talk to an ISS Advisor before completing this form.
  • New J-1 Student Request - For students studying at UW-Madison for a semester or year through a formal exchange agreement with the following offices: 
    • International Academic Programs (IAP)
    • Wisconsin School of Business (WSB)
    • ‚ÄčInternational Engineering Studies & Programs (IESP)
    • College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS)
  • ISS Check-in - You must provide copies of your U.S. immigration documents upon entry to the U.S. for ISS records. Note: if you graduated from UW-Madison within the last 60 days, please talk to an ISS Advisor before completing this form.
  • Change of Education Level - Current F-1 students at UW-Madison at a different education level, or on OPT recommended by ISS, and you receive admission to a new degree program at UW-Madison to resume studies, must complete this form.
  • ISS Check-in - You must provide copies of your U.S. immigration documents upon entry to the U.S. for ISS records. Note: if you graduated from UW-Madison within the last 60 days, please talk to an ISS Advisor before completing this form.
  • Return from Leave of Absence - ISS will create a new I-20 for you to return from your leave of absence if you are eligible to enroll for the semester of your return. If you are not eligible to enroll for the semester of your return, you must apply for reentry admission through either the Admissions Office or the Graduate School. Your admitting unit will create your new I-20 if you are readmitted.