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 email@example.com.
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:
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!
HEALTH INSURANCE AND IMMUNIZATIONS
Students attending a post secondary educational institution in the state of Massachusetts are required by law to submit a certificate of immunization that includes proof of immunity to a variety of vaccine preventable communicable illnesses. As a condition of enrollment at the University and subsequently, treatment at Health Services, all students are required to have completed health forms on file. Students who do not submit complete records will have a hold placed on their registration which will affect future enrollment and access to academic records.
Both Massachusetts state and US federal law require that all college students be enrolled in a qualifying health insurance plan. In order to meet federal Affordable Care Act requirements and to ensure access to health care while residing in the University of Massachusetts Lowell area, international students will be enrolled in and billed for the School Health Insurance Plan.