The Immigration Process for the F-1 Student Visa

The International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) at Boston University has prepared the following information for students who will receive a Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status (SEVIS Form I-20) from Boston University. It describes the steps you need to take in order to pay the SEVIS fee, apply for an F-1 student visa, and enter the U.S. as a student in F-1 immigration status. The SEVIS Form I-20 will be sent to you from Boston University after you submit your enrollment deposit.

For more immigration information, please contact one of our International Student Advisors
881 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor | Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-353-4492
Email: intadvis@bu.edu