For International Students

Visas & Immigration Documents

Immigration Information for Students Without U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Residence

All students who are neither U.S. citizens nor U.S. Permanent Residents, who intend to enroll and study in F-1 or J-1 status at Georgetown must indicate their requested status on the Enrollment Agreement Form.

Admitted international students who need a Form I-20 (F-1) or Form DS-2019 (J-1) immigration document from Georgetown must apply for the immigration document by following the instructions at Georgetown’s Admitted F-1 and J-1 Students page. The complete process of obtaining the Georgetown Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 and applying for the F-1 or J-1 visa takes a minimum of 6-8 weeks. Students are strongly encouraged to begin the Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 application at the earliest opportunity, in mid-March for students admitted for the Summer/Fall semester and mid-October for students admitted for the Spring semester.