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F-1 Student Visa

The F1 Visa is a temporary visa for students looking to come to the United States from an outside country who are interested in learning the English language or studying at any academic institution. The F1 Visa only applies to students who have been accepted to or are enrolled in a school in the U.S. Student visa related questions, please contact the IELI international student office at or temporary number 347-618-6992

Do you need an I-20 for an F1 student visa? Please select your status below

New I-20

This is for new students who are currently planning to apply for a student F-1 visa in their home country before traveling to the United States to study.

Transfer Students

This is for the F-1 students who are in the U.S. on a student F-1 status and would like to transfer to the IELI.

Change of Status

This is for people who are currently in the U.S. on a B1/B2 visitor visa, J-1, or another type of non-immigrant visa and would like to change their status to F-1 student status while they are in the U.S.

For more information, please read our I-20 instructions

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