Visas for the US

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F-1 Student Visa

For Study in the United States (Spring semester) 
All international participants must apply for a nonimmigrant student visa at a US Embassy/Consulate to start their Spring 2015 semester in the US at Northeastern University. For information regarding the requirements for a US Student Visa, please contact your nearest Embassy or Consulate directly.

International students who are admitted in the program are required to submit certain documents to receive a Certificate of Eligibility (normally a Form I-20) in order to apply for an F-1 student visa at a US Consulate or Embassy. Request a Form I-20  through myISSI >>

Once students submit the required documentation, they will then receive their I-20. While our on-site staff can assist in connecting participants with the nearest US Consulate while in Melbourne, students must research whether they are able to apply for their F-1 Student Visa while in Australia prior to their arrival in Boston. Failure to conduct this type of research can seriously complicate the F-1 visa process. Participants must be prepared to arrive to campus in Boston by early January 2015. Students will receive an email indicating the exact arrival date and process in mid-October.

If students have any questions regarding the visa application process they can contact Northeastern’s International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI) at