How to Apply for Your Student Visa Once you complete your application, you will be reviewed for admission and you can begin providing the materials needed for PSU to issue you an I-20 form (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status). Admission to PSU is required for us to issue an I-20. However, you can begin the process before you receive an admissions decision.Transfer an I-20 from Another U.S. InstitutionIf you already have an I-20 from another U.S. institution, you will have to transfer your record to PSU. Follow the steps for a SEVIS Transfer. If you have questions about this process email firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, follow the steps below.Steps to Apply for Your Student Visa 1. Submit the Materials Listed Below After we receive all the documents listed below, à£à£Ö±²¥Ðã will begin reviewing your materials. Immigration Information Form Acceptable documentationÂ showing enough money to cover the total estimated costs for one year of living, tuition, and fees. Review the total estimated costs for or . Statement of Support. The statement of support can be a statement of support signed by your financial sponsor or aÂ letter from a sponsoring country, agency or individual. Submit Documents Undergraduate and Postbaccalaureate Applicants:Â Graduate Applicants: submit documents via email toÂ email@example.com 2. PSU Issues You an I-20 PSU will send you your I-20 digitally. We are unfortunately unable to give or send I-20s to anyone other than the student. The following steps only apply to students who are not already in the United States 3. Pay the SEVIS I-901 Fee Before you can schedule a visa interview, you must to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Use the SEVIS ID# on the I-20 issued by PSU to pay the fee. 4. Submit Your Visa Application Embassies and consulates will issue visas no more than 120 days before your program of study begins. You must (DS-160) and pay the fee before you can schedule your interview. If you have received an I-20 from à£à£Ö±²¥ÐãState University, you will apply for an F-1 student visa for Academic or Language Students. If you are coming through an academic exchange with a J visa, contact your advisor at your current institution. 5. Schedule an Interview at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate In most countries, first-time student visa applicants are required to appear for an in-person interview. You should bring the following printed materials to your interview: Admission Letter from PSU Original I-20 issued by PSU SEVIS I-901 Fee receipt Completed Form DS-160 Passport valid for at least six months after you plan to enter the United States Two 2-inch by 2-inch (5-cm by 5-cm) passport photos Students with spouses will need to show an additional $12,204 in checking and savings accounts and an additional $5,944 for each child who will come as well. Each embassy and consulate sets its own interview policies and procedures regarding student visas. Students should consult embassy websites or contact embassies directly for specific instructions. 6. Visa Approval and Issuance Once you have your visa, you may enter the United States no more than 30 days before your program start date, as shown on your I-20.