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International Visa Information

Information Required for Application Process:

Financial Documents & I-20

  • Submit Updated Financial Documents: Affidavit of Support and other financial documents (e.g. bank statements or bank letters) must be no more than 6 months old.
  • Provide personal contact information including mailing address and phone number for your I-20.
  • Provide a copy of your Passport (if applicable).
  • Provide a copy of your Visa (if applicable).
  • Provide a copy of your I-20 (if applicable).

To submit requested information or documents, please contact your admissions counselor.

Visa Information for Admitted Students

Most international students studying at Queens in a full-time academic program do so with an F-1 student visa. Once you have been admitted to Queens and submitted the above documents to the Admission office, the Center for International Education will mail you the form necessary (Form I-20) to apply for the F-1 visa and instructions for applying. ISEP students study on a J-1 student visa. ISEP issues the paperwork (Form DS-2019) necessary to apply for this visa.

International students' responsibilities while in the US on a student visa include:

  • Maintaining a valid passport.
  • Attending the school you are authorized to attend as noted on your I-20/DS-2019.
  • Staying enrolled full time each fall and spring semester
    o   12 credit hours for Bachelors/Undergraduate students
    o   6 credit hours for Masters/Graduate students
  • Ensuring that no more than one course which counts toward full-time enrollment is online
  • Making normal progress towards the completion of your course of study
  • Reporting changes in your major or address to the CIE right away
  • Not engaging in unauthorized employment

Visas regulations are complicated. If you ever have a question about your visa, please contact the Center for International Education for assistance:

The Center for International Education
Everett Library, 1st Floor                 
+1 704-337-2533

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