New Student Documents

Congratulations and Welcome to FAU!

On behalf of International Services (IS), we are very happy to congratulate you on your acceptance to Florida Atlantic University!

International students who wish to study in the U.S. must obtain a form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for F1 non-immigrant visa) or DS-2019 (Certificate of Eligibility for J1 non-immigrant visa)

Request for I-20 (or DS-2019) Document

Step 1: Submit the Passport eForm to initiate the I-20/DS-2019 request

Step 2: Submit certificate of financial responsibility and proof of funds by completing Request for I-20 eForm

Step 3: Only if you are transferring from another U.S. Institution, submit SEVIS Transfer eForm 

Step 4: Register for a mandatory  Immigration Orientation and Check-in

Undergraduate students need to access  OwlDone Portal  for additional steps to be able to register for classes!!

Step 5: Open OwlDone Portal at  You will be asked to log in to Owldone portal with your FAUNet ID which was generated when you were first admitted. on the provided web site you will see the instructions to take further steps.

**Please click here for information on how to access eForms in iStart **



Deadlines to Submit Documents for I-20

Application Deadline Applicants who need to obtain F-1 visa
Applicants who have a valid F-1 visa and attending another U.S. institution
Fall Semester (August)  April 1  June 15 July 15
Spring Semester (January)  October 1 November 1 November 15
Summer Semester (May/June)  February 15 March 15 April 1

Express Shipment of I-20 or DS-2019

Florida Atlantic University is pleased to make available EXPRESS mailing of I-20 or DS-2019 immigration documents. EXPRESS mailing will allow you to receive documents through DHL or FedEx within 3-5 days.

Requesting immigration documents through express mail is YOUR expense. Methods of payment: Credit/Debit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover) and Wire Transfer. The accepted currency is US Dollars. Parents or friends of the student can pay with their credit card as well, on behalf of the student.

How to request EXPRESS mail to send you your immigration documents:

1. Go to the following secure website ONLY:

2. Create a user name and password to set up an account.

3. Click the "Receive a Package" option

4. Select the Florida Atlantic University Center for Global Engagement as as your sender and enter your Z number in the student ID field

5. Prepare a shipment request and pay the mailing cost online

6. eShipGlobal will route the request to FAU ISSS office


If you have questions about how to use this service please visit the FAQs section of this website, or email Please pay close attention to the information submitted as errors in the credit card or incomplete address information will result in a delay in receiving your I-20 or DS-2019.

 Last Modified 11/3/20