Important Immigration Information for Prospective & Admitted Students
SEVIS and F-1 Visas
What is an F-1 Visa?
What is SEVIS?
What is the Form I-20 and why do I need it?
How do I become an F-1 Student?
For complete information about applying for a student visa, please visit the U.S. State Department website at: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1268.html.
If you are already an F-1 Student:
I-20 Transfer Procedures
U.S. Port of Entry Procedures
Documents you need to show the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer:
What if I have lost or forgotten one of my documents?
If you have filled out the I-515A, you should bring this to the OISS within a day or two of your arrival for further instructions.
What Are My Responsibilities as an F-1 Student?
For complete instructions about your responsibilities and requirements to maintain status, please visit the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Website: www.ice.gov/sevis/SEVISFactSheet.htm.
It is the responsibility of the F-1 visa holder to know the requirements and terms of the visa. However, Whitworth University aims to help our international students maintain their visa status.