F-1 Visa Students
Apply F-1 Visa
International students who are admitted to the college will be asked to complete an I-20 application. An I -20 is needed for full-time degree-seeking international students applying for an F-1 visa and for current international students transferring from another educational institution within the United States.
We have compiled a guide that will assist you with your I-20 application process and ask that you read through it carefully. Complete and print the fillable forms in PDF. If you have any questions, the Office of International Student and Scholar Services is here to help.
- Guide to Applying for the I-20 and F-1 Visa (pdf)
- I-20 Application (Certificate of Eligibility) (pdf)
- Form for Spouse and Dependent I-20 (pdf)
Students who are transferring their F-1 student status from another U.S.-based educational institution to Brooklyn College must complete the Transfer Form and an I-20 Application so we are able to process a new I-20.
- Student Transfer Form (pdf)
Below are other useful links when applying for your F-1 student visa.
Maintain F-1 Status
International students who are studying in the college should know the requirements of maintaining their F-1 Visa. You have to read the Guide to Maintaining F-1 Visa before you drop the courses.
If you have any reasons to drop the courses, you have to contact DSO in the International Student and Scholar Services and fill out the Reduced Course Load Application.
If you are out of F-1 Visa status, you have to read the Reinstatement to F-1 Status and contact DSO in the International Student and Scholar Services.
If you have any reasons to extend your program, you have to fill out the Request Form for F-1 Program Extension and bring to International Student and Scholar Services.
- Guide to Maintaining F-1 Visa (pdf)
- Reduced Course Load Application (pdf)
- Reinstatement to F-1 Status (pdf)
- Request Form for F-1 Program Extension (pdf)
- Full-time Certification—Graduate Division (pdf)
J-1 Visa Students
International students applying for a J-1 visa are usually exchange, government sponsored or visiting students at Brooklyn College. E-mail us for assistance with applying for your DS-2019 or with any questions regarding the J-1 process. For other J-1s, including international scholars and researchers, e-mail Keisha Wilson.
We have a DS-2019 application packet that all students seeking a J-1 visa must complete. If you have any questions, the Office of International Student and Scholar Services is here to help.
Students interested in attending Brooklyn College as an international visiting student should first e-mail International Student and Scholar Services (ISS) or call us at 718.951.4477. We will assist you with the process.
Below are other useful links when applying for your J-1 student visa.
J-1 Visa Scholars, Researchers, and Professors
International scholars are an important part of our campus community. If you are a Brooklyn College faculty member or administrator interested in sponosring an international scholar, researcher, or professor, follow these links:
- Sponsor Responsibilities (pdf)
- Faculty/Administrative Request for DS-2019 (pdf)
- English Proficiency Form (pdf)
- J-1 Scholars, Researchers, and Professors Checklist (pdf)
- Insurance Requirement (pdf)
Below are useful links for J-visitors and their sponsors: