Oveview There are different regulations and requirements depending on the type of visa you qualify for and the type of visa you choose to apply for. Below is visa information specific to international students, scholars and their dependents. Student Visa and Entry into the United States Most international students need either an I-20 Form or DS-2019 Form to apply for a student visa. You must be first admitted to UC Davis, and indicate that you plan to attend the University before SISS can prepare your I-20 or DS-2019 form. You will need to decide whether to apply for a F-1 or J-1 visa. Scholar Visa Types Learn more about the different visa types available to international scholars, eligibility and application requirements for both scholars and academic host departments. Dependent Visa Information This information is intended to help departmental contacts and international scholars with issues that include dependent visa and travel issues, getting a social security card, and having adequate health insurance coverage.