Step-by-Step Guide for International Students
ONCE YOU ARE ACCPETED INTO QUEENSBOROUGH:
NOTE: To minimize processing time, fax (718-281-5140) or scan and email documents to email@example.com
Overseas students who do not have an I-20:
Submit the following documentation
_________ Queensborough acceptance letter
Sponsor Financial Documentation
________ Bank statement showing sponsor's name, account activity for last three months showing regular deposits, and current balance of at least $34,239 USD dated within 3 months of program start date; certificates of deposit (CDs) are acceptable provided that the CD maturity date occurs before the semester start date.
_________ Current paystub AND paystubs for last three months. If sponsor is self-employed, we require his/her certificate of ownership and proof of company profits and losses.
_________ Most recent tax return
NOTE: If a sponsor wishes to provide room and board, sponsor must provide proof of residence at the address listed in the affidavit of support (e.g., renter's agreement, lease, mortgage). The sponsor must be the lessor/homeowner and his/her estimated annual expenses must be no less than $16,695 USD.
If self-sponsored, student must provide a bank statement in their name with a current available balance of at least $102,717 USD to cover the estimated cost of their expenses for the duration of the I-20 (three years). Student may also have to provide further evidence of funding as determined on a case-by-case basis.
_________ Once I-20 is approved, student must arrange a pick up of I-20, pay the I-901 SEVIS fee, and then apply for an F-1 visa at the U.S. Consulate in their home country. Information about shipping options can be found here. For more information on the visa interview process, click here. To learn about visa denials, click here.
N.B. Students who plan to pay their I-901 via Western Union MUST complete the I-901 online and receive a unique coupon number, a requirement to submit payment via Western Union. For more information, click here.
Student who have a current and valid I-20:
In addition to the documentation listed above, submit:
________ Transfer Enrollment Status Form completed by the former school DSO
________ All previous I-20 (copy)
________ Visa (copy)
________ I-94 (copy)
________ ID page of passport (copy)
UPON ENTERING THE U.S.
Print out your I-94 form and submit to our office (www.cbp.gov/I94)
AFTER ARRIVING IN THE U.S.
_________ Take CUNY Assessment Test (Contact our office to schedule a test date; click here for more information on testing)
_________ Submit immunization records to Health Services
_________ After recieving placement test results, schedule academic advisement and course registration appointment with Jeff Ballerini, Academic Adviser (firstname.lastname@example.org)