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F-1 Students

International students need the F-1Visa to legally enter the United States for the purpose of studying at a U.S. institution.
 
An international student’s spouse and/or children need the F-2 Visa to legally enter the United States.

F Visas are U.S. State Department documents that can be obtained only at the U.S. Consulate in the student’s home country.

Steps for Obtaining the F-1 or F-2 Visa:

  1. Submit college admissions application.
  2. Receive notification of college admissions.
  3. Submit completed Pre-I-20 application to ISSO.
  4. ISSO reviews Affidavit of Support and determines financial eligibility for issuance of the I-20.
    See Pre I-20 Package.
  5. ISSO mails I-20 document(s) to student (and dependents).
  6. Upon receiving the I-20, you and/or your dependents need to pay the SEVIS I-901 fee and make an appointment at the U.S. Consulate to apply for the appropriate F Visas.
  7. Bring a valid passport, I-20, Financial Documents and the SEVIS I-901 payment receipt to the U.S. Consulate to apply for the F Visa.
  8. After receiving the F-1 Visa, a student is ready to enter the United States.
  9. At the U.S. Port of Entry, present a valid passport with the F-1 Visa and I-20 to the U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Service (USCIS) officer.
  10. Report to ISSO within 2 to 3 days of your arrival in the United States. Bring your passport, I-94, F-1 Visa and I-20 with you. The I-94 (Electronic arrival/departure record) can be obtained via www.cbp.gov/I-94
  11. Once you report to ISSO, the USCIS designated school official (DSO) will notify SEVIS (Students Exchange Visitor Information System) of your arrival at the college and provide you with a visa/immigration and college orientation.
 
OFFICE INFORMATION

Director: Patrick O'Connell
Office: King Hall 207
Phone: 718-997-4440
Fax: 718-997-4429
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