Davis International Center
The Davis International Center (Davis IC) is your primary resource for matters related to immigration procedures. They will send your visa eligibility document (I-20 for F-1 students or DS-2019 for J-1 students) to those applicants requiring them only after the Graduate School has admitted an individual and they accept admission. Please note that it takes up to 5 business days after you accept admission for the I-20/DS-2019 to be issued.
Note: All international applicants EXCEPT Visiting Student Research Collaborators (VSRC) will need to submit the Application for Visa Certificate (pdf) along with a copy of your admission offer before the Davis IC will send your visa eligibility document.
To receive an I-20/DS2019, you MUST make arrangements for express mail via eShipGlobal at https://study.eshipglobal.com. Please make arrangements as soon as you accept your admission. You will need to create a username and password, provide your mailing address, email address, phone number and credit card information. Once you've completed this process, the Davis International Center will receive an e-mail and air bill to send your documents. Please be aware that your I-20/DS-2019 cannot be issued before you are admitted, therefore, there may be some delay between your creation of the eShipGlobal shipment and receipt of the I-20/DS-2019.
When you arrive on campus you are required to attend an Orientation Meeting for International Scholars & VSRC's. You can find the schedule of Orientation Sessions on the Davis International Center Events Website.
International VSRC's in F-1 or J-1 status sponsored by Princeton University are required to report to the Davis International Center within 15 days after their I-20/DS-2019 start date. While not required, VSRC's not in F-1/J-1 status sponsored by Princeton (e.g., F-1/J-1 students at another institution in the U.S., J-1 sponsored by Fulbright, a J-2 visa holder, etc.), are encouraged to report to Davis IC as well.
Any questions regarding visa documents can be directed to the Davis International Center at 609-258-1451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.