It is highly recommended that students transferring to Peninsula College for Fall Quarter 2021 be vaccinated for Covid 19 prior to arrival in the U.S.
Once you’ve been accepted to Peninsula College, you will be sent a document called a Form I-20. The Form I-20 is a paper record of your information in the database called SEVIS. You will need your SEVIS ID from your I-20 to make an appointment for your visa interview.
- There is a fee you must pay before your visa application interview. Please refer to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) for more information or to make the payment online.
- SEVIS I-901 fee Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/faq.htm
- I-901 Form and Payment: https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/index.jsp
- After being accepted and getting a receipt for payment of the I-901 fee, you can apply for a visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate. Apply for your Student Visa at the United States Embassy or Consulate closest to your home (bring passport and bank statement and/or sponsorship papers).
It is important to apply early for your Student Visa. An in-person interview is required in most countries for first time Student Visa applicants. This Department of Homeland Security page provides up-to-date information for prospective students on how to study in the United States and how to maintain your visa status: http://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students
Canadian students do not require a visa, but do have to travel with an I-20 to enter the U.S. as a student.