Getting to the U.S.
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Student Visa Application Procedures
Contact your local U.S. Consulate or Embassy to ask how to apply for an F-1 or J-1 student visa. View a list of U.S. embassies and consulates.
After you receive a Form I-20 (for F-1 students) or a DS-2019 (for J-1 students) from Kutztown University, follow the U.S. Embassy/Consulate's instructions to schedule an interview for your student visa. It is important to apply for your student visa as far in advance as possible since there may be a waiting period for an interview appointment. Please be aware that many embassies recommend appointments be made no more than 90 days from the intended date of travel, which is no earlier than 30 days prior to the program start date listed on your Form I-20 or Form DS-2019.
Please select the proper visa type below for specific information about what to bring to your interview.
SEVIS Fee Procedures
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) charges a fee of $200 for F-1 students and $180 for J-1 students to use the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Before you apply for your first (F-1 or J-1) visa to gain entry into the United States, you must pay the SEVIS fee (Form I-901). This fee may be paid by the student or another person (friend or family). The SEVIS fee must be paid in U.S. dollars using one of the approved methods.
Please select the proper visa type below for payment options and procedures.