Obtain Your F-2 I-20

Applying for a Change of Status in the United States involves several steps. If you are in an applicable nonimmigrant status, we recommend that you seek out the assistance of an immigration attorney. While the application process is not difficult, there may be additional steps you need to consider depending on your current status. If you are a current student at Kent State University, you can visit Student Legal Services to help you identify a list of immigration attorneys. 

  1. The F-1 visa holder who will be adding a dependent should log into the ISSS Student & Scholar Portal, go into the Request Center, and complete a Dependent Request.
  2. The F-1 visa holder should download the new F-1 I-20 and the F-2 I-20 from the ISSS Portal and confirm that the information on the documents is correct.