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If you are not a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States, use these pages to help you apply for admission to EWU.

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    Having an I-20 alone does not grant you any status in the United States. The I-20 is only a "certificate of eligibility" for an F visa. Your visa is the key to legal entry to the United States.

    You can download all necessary visa forms at the U.S. consulate's website.

    Plan ahead so that you will have time to attend your visa interview and get your visa before classes start. You are encouraged to apply for your visa 60 to 90 days before you plan to travel.

    Visa Application Checklist

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    In some cases, the U.S. consulate officer may have additional requirements. It is not possible to say exactly what evidence you may need to convince the official that you will return home because applicants' circumstances vary greatly.

    The following links will take you to specific information prepared by the U.S. government about the visa application process:

    U.S Embassies Abroad

    Fees for Visa Services

    Visas for Third-country Nationals in Canada/Mexico

    Visa Denials

    Visa Photo Requirements

    U.S. VISIT

    Homeland Secruity: Study in the States

    You may also find this link helpful. It was created by an organization that works to help international students study in the United States.

    NAFSA: 10 Points to Remember When Applying for a Student Visa

    Contact Information

    Undergraduate Admissions
    304 Sutton Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.2397

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