International Student Visa Checklist

International Student Visa Checklist

Congratulations on your acceptance to Furman University! In order to ensure that you will be able to arrive in the U.S. in time to attend the required orientation program, you must complete the required immigration processes in a timely manner.

Obtain your I-20

Log in to your Admission Status Page and upload the appropriate documents. Make sure to have the following documents available:

  1. Copy of the passport biographical page.
  2. Proof of finances. The Estimated Cost of Attendance will provide you with the amount of money you need to show in order to get your I-20. The Financial Documentation [PDF] will inform you as to the type of financial documentation that is accepted.
  3. Additional documentation, if needed, based on individual circumstances.

Transfer your I-20

If you are already in the U.S. as an F-1 or J-1 student, you must request your current institution to transfer your SEVIS immigration record (I-20) to Furman. In addition to the required documents for obtaining your I-20:

  1. Ensure that your SEVIS immigration record is transferred to Furman within the 60 day grace period.
  2. Request your International Student Services Advisor or High School Counselor to fill out the transfer form at Furman University Transfer SEVIS form.