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International Students


Program Center

Deputy Hall 103
Summer office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Office hours (during the Academic Year): 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
Phone: 218.755.4096
Fax: 218.755.2074

Mailing Address:
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #13
Bemidji, MN 56601-2907


I-20 & DS-2019 Mailing Options

The following include options for how you’d like to receive your admission documents, once they have been prepared and are ready for you. Note: All emails/correspondence must be furnished with your full name, Bemidji State University Tech ID number/Student number, and updated contact information.

Choose ONE of the following:

A. Authorize a friend or relative

A friend or relative may be authorized to pick up your immigration documents directly from our office. If you wish to do this, please email us at with the following details:

  • Your full name
  • Your Tech ID number/Student Number
  • Your friend's/relative’s full name, and Student ID number (If they are a BSU student)
  • A statement authorizing them to pick up your documents from the International Program Center.
Note: Your friend/relative must be ready to provide photo identification when picking up your documents at our office (passport, student ID, driver’s license, etc.).

B. Airmail

Your immigration documents will be sent by regular airmail to the student at no charge. Your permanent international address will be used unless the student provides us with an alternate address.
  • Alternate mailing addresses must be sent to
Note: Refer to the list above for what you should include in your correspondence to us, to ensure your records are updated accurately and in a timely fashion.

C. Express Mail Service

The International Program Center accesses an express mail service called UEMS. It enables you to request and receive your I-20 or DS-2019 through FedEx. Take note that these requests made will be at your expense. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard or Discover cards only) will be charged upon making the order.
You may ONLY request through the website provided above. DO NOT directly pay or go through the FedEx website. This service is efficient, reliable and at a discounted price. Every transaction and/or communication will go through UEMS, who will immediately notify our center concerning details of your request.

If you use this service, you will be required to create an account with a username and password. To request shipment, it is required that you provide your full name, BSU student ID number, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, as well as credit card information.

Note: Kindly read through the information before it is submitted, as errors in the credit card information or submitting incorrect or incomplete address information will result in a delay in the mailing of your I-20.

Need Help?

If you experience any difficulty in registering and processing the shipment, please use the “Help” link in the site for step by step instructions. If you have additional questions about how to use this service, please e-mail