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Upload passport, visa and I-20/DS-2019

As a new student, you are required to provide copies of your immigration documents as well as information on who you would like to be contacted in the event of an emergency.  If you do not provide copies of your immigration documents or your emergency contact information, then the ISSS will be unable to process your registration in SEVIS for your initial semester. If your SEVIS registration cannot be processed, your immigration status may be at risk.

It is essential that you submit the “Upload Passport, Visa and I-20/DS-2019” e-form to provide the necessary information.

You must create electronic files of your passport, visa and Binghamton University-issued I-20/DS-2019 documents to be uploaded. 

Once you have logged in to iSSS BU Client Services, the e-form is found under "New Students" in the "iSSS BU Home Page" block.

The top section of the e-form provides instructions for completing the form.


When filling out the e-form, required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION is required when uploading the e-form. This is a person ISSS would need to contact in emergency situations.

The "Contact Type" can be selected from a drop-down list by clicking on the arrow to the right of the input field. ISSS is looking for the foreign and U.S. contacts. Most international students use use a relative (father, mother, sibling, etc.) in their home country as the foreign contact. An email address must also be supplied.

You must also provide the address and telephone number of your contact in the EMERGENCY CONTACT ADDRESS INFORMATION section. "Country" can be selected from a drop-down list by clicking on the arrow to the right of the input field.


In the DOCUMENT UPLOADS section, you will need to upload the following information:

  • Page one of the I-20 or DS-2019 issued by Binghamton University. Be sure to sign the document before scanning!
  • The page from your passport with your photograph, name, passport number and expiration date.
  • The page from your passport with the visa stamp.

Please note:

  • Only PDF or image files (JPG, JPEG, GIFF, PNG) can be uploaded.
  • PDF format is recommended.
  • Be sure to sign your I-20/DS-2019 before creating the file.

Check the ISSS website for sample documents.


Check the verification box to certify the e-form information is correct, then click the "Submit" button.


The top of the e-form is displayed, with a message that the e-form is in "Pending"status.


If there are any issues in processing your e-form, you will be sent and email.

Last Updated: 11/19/18