Immigration Information

F-1 Student Visa Applicants

All international students are required to present the I-20 form when applying for an F-1 Student Visa and again at the port of entry into the United States. Applicants enrolled at another U.S. institution with an F-1 Student Visa must be released from SEVIS by their current institution before MSU can issue a new I-20 form. MSU will promptly issue an I-20 or DS-2019 to an admitted international student after they have completed the following steps:

IMPORTANT: After completing the steps above, you will be sent an email that allows you to select delivery options for your I-20. To receive your I-20 through express mail, you MUST utilize the delivery service eShipGlobal. Receiving your immigration documents through express mail is at your expense. You must use the eShipGlobal website – do not go through the DHL or FedEx website directly. For more information on this process, carefully review the email you receive from MSU after you have completed the steps listed above. Learn more about immigration

J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa Applicants

Students applying for a J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa will need to present a DS-2019 form. This form is available from the organization/program sponsoring the student or from the Office for International Students and Scholars at MSU. Learn more about immigration

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