The required financial documentation is needed to issue your I-20 student visa eligibility certificate.
The U.S. Department of State suspended routine visa services worldwide in early 2020 and has not yet opened the embassies and consulates in some countries. As a result, at the moment, not all students will be able to apply for a visa in their home country, though you may be able to schedule a future visa appointment. Our Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) is eager to facilitate your transition to WashU and will process your visa-related materials and documents. Once you have shared your Declaration and Certification of Finances (DCOF) form and bank statement with us, we will provide these materials to OISS, who, upon review, will issue your I-20 for your visa interview when such appointments become available.
The documentation must be in the form of the Declaration and Certification of Finances form and an official letter of credit from the bank.
Please note that we also require a Sponsor Letter from your parents guaranteeing the funds for four years of your proposed program.
- Download Important Visa Information 2022 (PDF)
- Download the Declaration and Certification of Finances (DCOF) Form (PDF)
- Download Statement of Support/Sponsorship (PDF)
- Information for F-2s Who Want to Study at Washington University (PDF)