International Admission > Student Visas > Visa Information
Individuals who come to the United States to study must apply for a student visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in their home country.
To apply for a student visa, you must first obtain a:
In order to obtain a SEVIS I-20 Form or a SEVIS DS-2019 Form, you will need to be admitted to a program of study and submit bank documents showing you have the financial ability to cover your educational and living expenses. Learn more about requesting an I-20 form from DePaul University.
Once you have received a SEVIS I-20 Form or a SEVIS DS-2019 Form from DePaul, you will need to make an appointment with a U.S. Embassy or Consulate located in your home country.
Please make sure to apply for your visa as early as possible. Due to recent changes to visa processing and special clearances needed for some applicants, you are strongly encouraged to make your visa application appointment as early as possible.
SEVIS I-901 Fee Increase: On May 23, 2019 the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule to adjust the SEVIS I-901 fee. The fee increase will take effect on June 24, 2019.
Each student or exchange scholar issued an initial Form I-20 or DS-2019 must pay the SEVIS I-901 fee before applying for a visa. For more information, please see the following resources:
You MUST provide the following documents to apply for your student visa:
For additional information regarding the visa application process, please read the following handouts: