Shipping of your I-20 or DS-2019

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

New F-1 or J-1 students are students who have been admitted but have not yet begun their studies at George Mason University

Once your I-20 or DS-2019 has been issued, you will receive an email from with shipping instructions.  Please respond to this email within 7 days.  If you fail to respond within 7 days, your I-20 or DS-2019 will be shipped via first class mail

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 OIPS (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

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 Questions regarding the status of your I-20 shipment should be directed to eShip Global.

eShip Global

eShip Global Instructions

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