SEVIS Process for International Students Attending US Domestic Residencies
This website is for international students applying for a Walden University I-20 to support an F-1 student visa for limited entry into the United States for attendance at Walden University domestic residencies.
This website includes the forms and instructions you will need to obtain an I-20 from Walden University and information on the steps to obtain an F-1 student visa from the applicable U.S. consulate abroad. All non-U.S students attending Walden residencies in the United States must obtain an I-20 from Walden University for entry into the United States. Students who are citizens of Visa Exempt countries, Canada and Bermuda, do not have to apply for a separate visa, however these students must obtain an I-20 and pay the SEVIS fee. Students from all other countries, including visa waiver countries, must obtain an F-1 student visa for entry into the United States to attend Walden residencies.
Important: ALL NON-US CITIZEN STUDENTS MUST OBTAIN AN I-20 PRIOR TO ENTERING THE UNITED STATES FOR THE PURPOSE OF ATTENDING A WALDEN RESIDENCY.
In order to obtain an I-20, you must complete the Walden University I-20 online application and provide information that supports your financial ability to attend the Walden residency as required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Your I-20 will be generated based upon your data record in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) database. For questions relating to the Form I-20 application process, please contact FORMI20@waldenu.edu.
For students requiring an F-1 student visa, we recommend you start the I-20 process at least four months in advance of the residency date to ensure sufficient processing time. The application process for an F-1 student visa may take several months to complete. Students should contact the appropriate U.S. consulate to determine the timeline for obtaining a student F-1 visa. If you start the process too close to a residency start date, there is a risk that you may not finish the process in enough time to attend the residency.
I-20 Application Process Steps
There are several steps in the I-20 application process. Click here to view the detailed steps.
I-20 Online Application
Click here to complete the I-20 online application.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to view common questions
We have scheduled the following informational webinars to answer questions you may have about the SEVIS process. Click the links below to register for an upcoming webinar.