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Next Steps for International Enrollment

How to Obtain the F-1 Visa:

All international students must obtain the F-1 Visa. There are several required steps before a student can obtain the F-1 Visa.

1. Apply and receive acceptance letter from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

2. Receive the Form I-20 from the High Point University Admissions Office. You must submit the following for this document to be issued:

  • 2017-2018 Certificate of Financial Support
  • Photocopy of Passport
  • $500 Deposit (this can be paid online once you login to your MyHPU page)
  • Foreign Mailing Address and Foreign Phone Number (the Form I-20 will be sent via FedEx once the Admissions Office has received all of the necessary documents)
  • If an international student is already studying in the United States and has the F-1 visa, they must also complete the F-1 Visa Transfer Document and the I-20 will be updated and mailed back to the student.

3. Complete the Online Non-Immigrant Visa Application

4. Pay the SEVIS Fee (also called the SEVIS I-901 Fee)

5. Apply for F-1 Visa at U.S. Embassy or Consulate and prepare for interview

  • After paying the I-901 fee and getting a receipt, you can apply for a visa at any American Embassy or Consulate before you leave for the U.S. Check how long this process will take for certain U.S. Embassies and Consulates.
  • Required Documents for Visa Interview:
    • Passport (must be valid for at least 6 months)
    • Non-Immigrant Visa Application (Form DS-160) confirmation page
    • Application Fee payment receipt
    • Photo
    • Form I-20
    • Additional documentation may be required. Review instructions for how to apply for a visa on the website of the Embassy or Consulate where you will apply.

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High Point, NC 27268

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