Getting Your F-1 Student Visa
The F-1 Student Visa is issued for full-time study in the U.S. In order to apply for the F-1 visa, the prospective student must receive a Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status, Form 1-20.
International Student Services is responsible for all matters related to student as well as some scholar immigration documentation. ISS will issue the Form I-20 (used to apply for the F-1 visa) once all required information has been obtained from the student and from various campus departments. Keep in mind that one requirement is to be able to certify for the cost of one year of attendance. If you did not do this at the time of application, you will need to complete this prior to receiving the I-20.
Immigration Status & Travel
Learn about the standard immigration documents you'll need to attend school in the U.S., maintain your legal status and travel home or abroad over breaks.
J-1 Student Visa
The J-1 Student Visa is often used for Bucknell's exchange students and language teaching assistants.
Confidential Statement of Finance
The financial guarantee for international students is required by federal law, and enforced by the State Department and the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) under the auspices of a Student (F-1) Visa. Students must certify that they have sufficient financial support to complete the program of study, and they must show a documented guarantee for at least the first nine months of study.
How to Get Help
Students, faculty and staff with questions on these and related issues should contact:
Jennifer Figueroa, director of International Student Services