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Form I-20 Information

You need a Form I-20 to apply for a visa to enter the United States as an international student. You must be admitted before EWU will mail your Form I-20.

  • If you are admitted to EWU as a student who will have F-1 visa status, you will receive a Form I-20.
  • If you are admitted to Eastern Washington University as a student who will have J-1 visa status, you will receive a Form DS-2019. You need to contact the Office of Global Initiatives to receive your DS-2019.

How can I get a Form I-20 for my studies in the United States?

  1. Complete an international admissions application and fee
  2. Submit all required documents.

Eastern will issue you an I-20 once your admissions application is complete and approved.

Why do I need an I-20?

When you receive your I-20 from EWU, you will be able to apply for your visa following the rules established by the U.S. Consulate Office in your country. Be sure to apply early! It can take 60-90 days to apply for and receive a visa.

EWU does not decide if you receive a visa. Only the United States consular officer who interviews you during the visa application process can decide if you receive a visa. This means that even if you are accepted to EWU and have received your I-20, the Consular Officers must still decide if you receive a visa.

Carry your I-20 with you at all times when you are living or traveling in the United States.

I already have my Form I-20. What's next?

You can start preparing for your visa interview.

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