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How to Request an Initial UMass Lowell Visa Document

Requesting Your Initial UMass Lowell Visa Document

Screenshot of UMass VIP Services Login page with hyperlink for New Student/Scholar Login highlighted at the bottom of the page

For Students Who Already Have a Limited Access PIN:

New international students will receive an email from: international@uml.edu with the subject line "UMass Lowell F-1 or J-1 Sponsorship" upon acceptance to UMass Lowell. This email will contain your Limited Access PIN written under Step 2 in brown text.

If you did not receive this email or do not have your Limited Access PIN, please see the next section of this page titled "How to Request a Limited Access PIN".

Step 1: Go to the UMassVIP Services Login Page

Screenshot of UMassVIP Login to Limited Services page with fields to enter university ID number, DOB, PIN, and "Login" button in bottom left

Step 2: Click on "New Student/Scholar Login."

Step 3: Enter your University ID number, Date of Birth, and PIN and then click "Login".

Screenshot of UMassVIP with Admission link highlighted on the left navigation and Visa Document Request link highlighted in middle of page

Step 4: Click on the "Admission" tab on the left navigation bar, and then click on the "Visa Document Request" link.

Screenshot of Visa Document Request homepage, with Start a New Request hyperlink highlighted in bottom left

Step 5: Click on "Start a New Request"

Screenshot of Visa Document Request page displaying links to 5 e-forms, with the Biographical and Financial Info e-form highlighted

Step 6: Begin with the Bio and Financial Info e-form. If you will be accompanied by a dependent and/or transferring your SEVIS record, complete the following two e-forms. To submit your completed visa document request to ISSO, please be sure to complete the "Submission Confirmation/Verification" e-form.

Step 7: Complete the "Submission Confirmation/Verification" e-form. This will notify ISSO of your visa document request!

How to Request a Limited Access PIN:

Please note: This section is only for students who did NOT already receive a Limited Access PIN via email from the ISSO.

Step 1: Go to the UMassVIP Services Login Page

Screenshot of UMass VIP Services Login page with hyperlink for New Student/Scholar Login highlighted at the bottom of the page

Step 2: Click on "New Student/Scholar Login"

Screenshot of UMassVIP Login to Limited Services page, with Hyperlink to email the limited access PIN highlighted in bottom left

Step 3: Click on "Email me my Limited Access PIN"

screenshot of limited services pin lookup with field to enter University ID number and "submit" button highlighted

Step 4: Enter UMass Lowell Student ID number and click "submit"

Screenshot of email client should receive highlighting the limited access pin

Step 5: You should have received an email from: isso@uml.edu with the subject line "Limited Services PIN". The Limited Services Access PIN will be found in the body of the email.

Step 6: You may then follow Steps 1-8 in the section above titled "For Students Who Already Have a Limited Access PIN" to request your initial UMass Lowell Visa Document.

Questions?

For questions, please email: international@uml.edu.