How To Obtain Your Student Visa:

1) After receiving your I-20 Form, schedule an appointment with a visa-issuing U.S. embassy or consulate in your country. To check visa wait times for interview appointments and processing, please visit the U.S. Department of State website here.

2) Make your payment to SEVIS here and print the receipt for your records.

3) Gather all documents required for your visa appointment, including your acceptance letter from Southern Connecticut State University, your I-20, your financial statements, and the printed SEVIS fee receipt. 

4) Once you receive your visa, please contact Michael Schindel at to confirm that you have been issued a visa.  The OIE would also appreciate being informed of your arrival date and time once you have planned your travel to SCSU.