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Beginning the Visa Application Process

Upon admission to SOU, all international students must submit the Financial Certification Statement and SEVIS Information Form. International students are required by law to show proof of finances to support at least the first year of study.  Please download and complete the Financial Certification Statement and mail it to the Office of International Programs  along with an official bank letter. SOU cannot issue a I-20 until you have completed this form.  Without an I-20, you cannot apply for a student visa.

Financial Certification Statement

Mail this form and your documents to:
Office of International Programs
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, OR 97520-5019

The SEVIS Information Form is used to ensure that your I-20 is submitted accurately. This form should be emailed to the Office of International Programs ( with a copy of your passport.

SEVIS Information Form

Applying for your Visa

If are entering the United States for the first time to study, follow these instructions to obtain your F-1 student visa.

If already possess an F-1 student visa and you are in good visa standing at your current institution, follow these instructions to transfer your f-1 student visa.

If your F-1 student visa has expired, follow these instructions to renew your F-1 student visa.

For additional information, visit the Office of International Programs.