International Students F-1 Visa

How do I Change My Status to F1-VISA?

 

To change your status to an F1-VISA you will need these two documents from IGlobal University:

 

  1. Acceptance Letter

  2. I-20 Form

 

To obtain these documents: 
 

  1. Make sure you qualify for a change of status

  2. Apply to IGlobal University

    Undergraduate
    Graduate

 

Once you have submitted all required documents to IGlobal University and have been accepted you will receive your Acceptance Letter and I-20 Form. Next, you will need to complete and mail the following documents to USCIS:

 

  1. Pay the SEVIS Fee

  2. Complete Form G-1145

  3. Complete I-539 Form (please be sure to follow the instructions exactly)

  4. In addition to the forms above you will need to mail the following documents to the respective post,

 

  • Money order or personal check payable to Department of Homeland Security for $370.

  • Proof of SEVIS Payment (I-901 Form)

  • A letter explaining your reason for the change of status, why you want to study at IGlobal University, and your long-term plans

  • Copies of your financial documents, I-94 card, documents showing lawful status, and I- 20 Form

 

Once you have submitted your application, USCIS will mail you a Form I-797 Notice of Receipt with an assigned case number. At any time you may view the status of your case online.

 

Before changing your status, please consult a Designated School Official (DSO) at IGlobal University to learn more about F1-VISA rules and regulations. Please contact iso@igu.edu if you have any questions about the VISA process.

IGU is certified to operate by SCHEV. Accredited by ACCSC.

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