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Bringing Dependents

If you are in F-1 status:

  • You must be in full-time status.
  • Submit the following documents:
    • Copy of marriage certificate (plus a translation in English)
    • Copy of dependent's passport
    • Official financial documentation - you must show enough funds for you and each dependent (see Estimate of Expenses in the Admission portion of our website)
  • Submit documents to OIP and wait a week for documents to be reviewed and dependent I-20 to be issued. We will email you when the documents are ready to be picked up.
  • Mail the I-20 and financial documents (bank statements, assistantship letters, etc.) to your dependent(s).
  • Dependents should go to Consulate for visa.
  • Current NDSU F-1 students who return home to marry during their program, must first submit/fax a copy of their marriage certificate prior to issuance of dependent I-20.

If you are in J-1 status:

  • Be in full-time status.
  • Check with sponsor to be sure they approve.
  • Submit the following documents:
    • Copy of marriage certificate ( translation in English required)
    • Copy of birth certificate if you have child dependents (translation in English required)
    • Copy of dependent's passport
  • Have enough funds for each dependent (your international advisor will provide you with this estimate); funds must be sufficient for your entire program duration.
  • Submit documents to international office and wait a week for dependent DS-2019 to be completed. OR These documents may need to be submitted to your sponsor if NDSU did not issue your DS-2019.
  • Send DS-2019, financial documents (bank statements, assistantship letters, etc) to dependents.
  • Dependents should go to Consulate for visa. A dependent may need to submit proof of insurance.

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Office of International Student and Study Abroad Services
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7895 - Fax: +1 (701) 231-1014
Campus address: Memorial Union 116
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Administration Ave / Memorial Union 116, Fargo, ND  58102
Page manager: International Student and Study Abroad Services

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:19:32 AM