New F-1 and J-1 Students
Welcome New Students!
We are excited that you plan to join the Georgetown community for the 2015-2016 academic year. Our International Student Questionnaire will be available under the "After You Have Been Admitted" link on the left starting on March 16th, 2015.
Obtaining an F-1 or J-1 visa
In order to obtain an F-1 or J-1 visa, you will first need to obtain an I-20 or DS-2019 from Georgetown. The I-20, or Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Status, allows you to apply for an F-1 visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country. Study in the States has more information about the I-20 here. The DS-2019, or Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status, allows you to apply for the J-1 visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country. More information about the DS-2019 is available from the Exchange Visitor Program here.
Most Georgetown students use the Form I-20 to obtain an F-1 visa. Students who are receiving at least 50% of their total program funding from an outside sponsor, such as their home country government, are eligible for a DS-2019 from Georgetown.
If you have questions about the visa process not answered on this website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also set up a phone or Skype appointment by emailing email@example.com. Please do not call the office unless you have made an appointment.