Options for Receiving Your I-20 or DS-2019 Document
When requesting an I-20 or DS-2019 from SISS you must select one of the options below to receive your document. Please note the time required for each method. In addition to the mailing times you will need to plan on approximately 14 days for the processing of your I-20 or DS-2019 after SISS receives a completed request form.
Please indicate which mailing option you have selected on the bottom section of the first page of the I-20/DS-2019 request form. Forms can be downloaded at http://siss.ucdavis.edu/forms.cfm.
Option 1: Send by Express mail using eShipGlobal (Recommended) – For both international (3-5 days) and domestic (1-3 days) delivery*. Pay with credit card. Includes tracking method. Choose this option for either FedEx or DHL express mailing. This method uses your credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover cards only). To use an express mailing method, go to https://study.eshipglobal.com (best with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Foxfire browsers). If you select this option, please arrange it immediately so that your express mailing order with eShipGlobal is in place and ready for SISS to use as soon as your I-20/DS-2019 is prepared.
Option 2: Send by regular international airmail – Overseas regular mail may take 4-6 weeks*. No cost to you. No tracking method. If you choose this option because you can wait this long to receive the I-20 or DS-2019, complete the section on the I-20/DS-2019 application indicating the overseas address of where you would like it sent.
Option 3: Send by regular domestic mail – Domestic regular mail takes 2-5 days*. No cost to you. No tracking method. If you choose this option, please be certain that you will remain at this address for at least 2 months after submitting your I-20/DS-2019 request application. Complete the section on the I-20/DS-2019 application indicating the domestic address of where you would like it sent.
Option 4: Send by Express mail (Most expensive option) – Pay with U.S. check or money order. Includes tracking method.
International delivery: $52 USD
Domestic delivery (within the U.S.): $35 USD
Option 5: No mailing / prefer phone call to personally pick-up I-20/DS-2019 at SISS (option for local U.S. only)
Provide name of person to be called and phone number in the space provided on the I-20/DS-2019 application. Person will be called and can come by the SISS office and pick up the I-20/DS-2019 at the front desk--photo ID required.
*NOTE: In addition to time estimates for delivery, please plan on 14 business days for processing your I-20 or DS-2019 upon receipt of a complete I-20/DS-2019 application. SISS will email you when the I-20 or DS-2019 document is sent.