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Acceptance Letters

 Acceptance letters will be issued electronically by the Office of Admissions and the Department in which the student has been admitted.

After you have completed your application, been accepted, and submitted all required immigrations information, Lamar University will mail you the appropriate certificate of eligibility (Form I-20 or Form DS-2019).

I-20 or DS-2019

The certificate of eligibility must be presented at the U.S. Consulate or Embassy when applying for your F-1 or J-1 student visa, along with your unexpired passport, evidence of financial support and SEVIS fee receipt.

If you do not receive the Form I-20 or Form DS-2019, do not enter the U.S. on a B-1/B-2 tourist visa or the visa waiver program. Doing so may prevent you from beginning your academic program on time, or make it necessary for you to leave the U.S. to change to student status.

I-20 / DS-2019 Mailing Options

Immigration documents may be sent through one of the three options below. If you do not request Pick-up or Express Mail Service, your documents will be sent by U.S. Postal Service Air Mail. Please provide your full name and LU ID on all correspondence with International Student Services. Or you can also use the eShip Global Services.

Pick-up

You may pick-up your document in person or you may authorize a friend or relative to pick up your documents. If you wish to do this, please send an email to international@lamar.edu with the following information: Your name, LUID, and contact information Your friend's name, LU ID (if they are a student at Lamar University) and contact information. A statement authorizing them to pick up your documents from the International Student Services office.

U.S. Postal Service Air Mail

We will send your immigration document to you by regular airmail at no additional cost. Immigration documents will be sent to your foreign home address unless an alternate address is provided. An alternate mailing address can be sent to the following: international@lamar.edu.

Express Mail Service

International Student Services uses an express mail service that will allow you to receive your I-20 or DS-2019 through DHL or FedEx. Requesting your immigration documents through express mail is at YOUR expense. Your credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover cards only) will be charged upon requesting the service. To request express mailing of your documents, go to the following website (works best with Internet Explorer & Mozilla Firefox browsers).

eShip Global (http://www.eshipglobal.com/)

You must use the website provided above – do not go through the DHL or FedEx website directly, all communication will go through the eshipglobal service, who will notify us that you are requesting your I-20 to be sent by express mail.

If you use this service, you will be required to create a user name and password to set up an account. To request shipment, you will need your LU ID (the letter “L” followed by an 8 digit number at top of your admissions letter), mailing address, e-mail address, phone number and credit card information. Please pay close attention to the information submitted, as errors in the credit card information or submitting incorrect or incomplete address information will result in a delay in the mailing of your I-20. If you experience any difficulty in registering and processing the shipment, please use the “Help” link in the site for step by step instructions. If you have additional questions about how to use this service, please e-mail support@eshipglobal.com.