Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to submit any supporting documents with my I-20 or DS-2019 Application?

Yes. in addition to completing the CFR, you will need to provide a copy of your passport and evidence of your financial support. You or your financial guarantor needs to provide the Monterey Institute with either original bank statements or other official financial documents issued within the last 6 months for your CFR to be considered complete. You will also need original bank documents to present for your visa interview. If you can only get one set of original bank documents, please submit the originals to OIS with your CFR. You can request to have your original bank documentation sent back with your I-20 or DS-2019.

If you are providing support from a loan or scholarship, we need to see the loan approval notice issued from the lender or your scholarship award letter issued by the sponsoring organization or foundation. Until the loan or scholarship has been issued, we will not be able to issue you the Form I-20.

If you are bringing dependents, you will also need to provide copies of their passports.