Visa Information

Applicants must fulfill all admissions requirements before a Certificate of Eligibility I-20 (F-1 Visa) or a DS-2019 (J-1 Visa) is issued.

If accepted to the University, your acceptance package will contain step-by-step instructions on how to begin the I-20 process with our Office of International Students and Scholars.

As you wait for an admissions decision, you are encouraged to begin gathering the following materials for the I-20 process:

  • Copy of passport valid for a minimum of six months.
  • Financial support documents: Current proof of support that would meet expenses for program duration (i.e. bank statements or award letters).
  • Copy of I-94 (if applicable)
  • Copy of Latest I-20 (if applicable)

Need help?

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS), located in Raubinger Hall at William Paterson, provides support services and referrals for our international student community. For information on how to obtain a certificate of eligibility, I-20 or DS-2019, please contact us:

Cinzia Richardson
Director, Office of International Students and Scholars
fax 973.720.2336

Brenda D Louis
Administrative Assistant