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As an international student, you will need an F-1 or J-1 student visa to enter the United States to study. You can apply for the visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate, using the SEVIS I-20 Certificate of Eligibility or DS-2019 form issued by Columbia College Chicago.

Other items which may be required by the embassy or consulate include the following:

Item(s)

Related Documents

Evidence of financial support for the period of time and amount indicated on the SEVIS I-20 or DS-2019 form

 

Acceptance letter from Columbia College Chicago

 

Valid passport for at least 6 months after your proposed date of entry into the U.S.

 

Evidence of English proficiency

 

Proof that you have a permanent residence outside the U.S.

 

A nonimmigrant visa application DS-156 together with a Form DS-158. Some applicants will also be required to complete and sign Form DS-157. Application(s) are also available at the American Consulate Office.

DS-156

Form DS-158

Form DS-157

Payment of $200 USD - I 901 SEVIS fee (Payment of $180 USD - Exchange students/visiting professors and scholars applying for the J-1)

 

One 2x2 photograph. For details visit U.S. Department of State photo requirements.

 

 

If approved, the consular officer will place a visa in your passport. If you receive a multiple-entry visa, you may use it to reenter the U.S. up to the date of its expiration as long as you have a valid SEVIS I-20 or DS-2019.

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