Student Visa Information

At Bucknell, we're committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse campus.

Our International Student Services office helps support this effort by guiding students through the process of applying for a student visa, which is required for citizens of a foreign country who wish to study in the United States.

Below, you'll find information about the two different types of visas that apply to Bucknell students, as well as information on immigration status and travel.

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 A-B.

Bucknell's immigration specialist in the Office of the General Counsel is responsible for all immigration matters related to F-1 and J-1 students. This specialist verifies whether or not a student has demonstrated the ability to pay tuition and living expenses.

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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.

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J-1 Student Visa

The J-1 Student Visa is often used for Bucknell's exchange students and language teaching assistants.

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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.

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How to Get Help

Students, faculty and staff with questions on these and related issues should contact:

Jennifer Figueroa, director of International Student Services 

International Student Services


064 Elaine Langone Center


8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.