How to Receive your DS-2019
The following information is intended for those international students who will need to be issued a J-1 student visa document to study in the United States.
How to receive an DS-2019 from UMass Lowell
All J-1 visa-related documentation may be sent via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to be issued a Form DS-2019 (to obtain J-1 visa status), you will need to provide us with the following documents:
- A completed and signed Visa Document Request Form (pdf)
- Copy of passport identification page(s) for you and any accompanying family member(s)
- Financial documentation as outlined in the Estimate of Expenses:
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view any pdf files. It can be download for free from the Adobe website.
Note: Do not enter on a tourist visa. Students on F-2; B-1; B-2; WB; or WT status are not permitted to be enrolled in a degree program, either part or full-time.
Our office will not only guide you prior to your arrival at UMass Lowell but we will continue to assist you and any accompanying family member throughout your academic program. We offer an International Student Orientation which is usually held one week before the first day of the semester. More detailed information will be included with your visa document. We strongly encourage that you do not make travel arrangements until you have been issued a visa document from our office.
We all very much look forward to hearing from you and eventually meeting you in person!