I-20 & DS-2019 Issuance Forms


Financial Requirements

SEVIS federal regulations 22 CFR 41.61(b)(1)(ii) and 9 FAM 402.5-5(G)(4) requires students to demonstrate proof of sufficient funds and a sponsor letter (if applicable) in order to qualify for an I-20 from Texas A&M International University.

A completed Financial Statement  form must be submitted. This form requires official certification of sources of funds from the student. If sponsor(s) are unable to sign the financial statement form, a sponser letter will be accepted.

Proof of Financial Resources

Funding can come from a variety of sources, such as private funds, university funds, sponsoring company, agency or government funds.

Sponsors living in the U.S. will be required to submit the I-134 Affidavit of Support and any supporting documents required by this form. Please read the I-134 Affidavit of Support Instructions for more information.


Private Funds

Bank Statement

A bank statement must:

Statements with non-liquid assets, property, credit card, bonds, stocks, CD’s, retirement accounts are not acceptable
Bank Affidavit Form

A bank affidavit form must be submitted in the event a bank statement is not able to be provided.

Bank Letter

A bank letter will be accepted only in the event a bank statement or bank affidavit cannot be provided. A bank affidavit is strongly preferred. The bank letter must meet the guidelines listed below:


University Funds

The main types of university funds a student may receive are assistantships, fellowships, scholarships, or the Mexican Tuition Waiver. If you have been offered an award by TAMIU then that funding will be used toward the funding requirement of your I-20. If your award does not meet the required amount, then you will be required to provide additional funding from another source.


Government Funds

An I-20 can only be issued until a financial guarantee with the student's name, university name, and academic major student is admitted has been provided.


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