These steps are for students who plan to enter the United States for the first time to study.
1. Upon receiving your initial Form I-20 from Southern Oregon University, locate the US Consulate/Embassy nearest you and schedule an F-1 visa interview. Appointments can generally be made no more than 120 days before the program start date listed on your I-20 document.
2. Complete the following forms:
3. Pay the following fees online:
4. Bring to your visa interview the following:
Be on time for your interview! Dress respectably, remain calm and answer all the visa officer’s questions openly and honestly. It is most important that you show that you have enough money to study in the US, and that you fully intend to return to your home country upon completing your studies in the US.
For more information, please visit the US Department of State.
For additional assistance, contact the Office of International Programs.