After you have requested an I-20 or DS-2019 from OIPS, you will need to notify OIPS about your preferred shipping options.
Shipping Options for New F-1 or J-1 Graduate Students
- Shipping Options for New F-1 Graduate Students
New F-1 graduate students are students who have been admitted but have not yet begun their studies at George Mason University.
Once issued, your I-20 will be sent to your email account on record. This is the standard method of delivery. Shipping by international courier service is available by special request only.
Please contact the Office of International Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a new international graduate student with questions about your I-20.
- Shipping Options for New J-1 Graduate Students
New J-1 graduate students are students who have been admitted but have not yet begun their studies at George Mason University.
Once your DS-2019 has been issued, you will receive an email from a J-1 student advisor with shipping instructions. Please respond to this email within 7 days. Please contact email@example.com if you are a new international graduate student with questions about your DS-2019.
Shipping Options for Current F-1 or J-1 Students
Current F-1 or J-1 students are students who are currently enrolled at Mason and have begun their studies at George Mason University
- Option 1:
You can authorize a friend or family member to pick up your document in the OIPSÂ (SUB I, room 4300)
- Option 2:
You can request to have your documents sent to a U.S. address through the United States Postal Service (USPS) at no charge
- Option 3:
You can prepay to have your documents mailed abroad via the eShip Global express courier service
Request Shipping (Current F-1 or J-1 Students Only)
eShip Global Instructions
OIPS uses eShip Global to send immigration documents abroad.
After you have confirmed your shipment online, eShip Global will notify OIPS with your request and we will send your document as soon as it is issued. Once the document ships, eShip Global will send you an email containing your tracking number.
The above information does not imply or guarantee expedited issuance of immigration documents. It refers solely to processes related to the mailing and shipping of those documents. Questions regarding immigration or immigration documents should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding the status of your I-20 shipment should be directed to eShip Global.