FOREIGN STUDENT VISA SURVEY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NON-U.S. CITIZENS WHO ARE NOT PERMANENT RESIDENTS OF THE U.S. Non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents need a student visa to enter or remain in the U.S. to attend school. The Form I-20 allows students to apply for the F-1 Student Visa. I-20s are usually issued by Harvard College in June. If you need a Form I-20 to obtain a passport earlier than June, please give us sufficient notice and we will issue the document in May. **If you are not a U.S. citizen/U.S. permanent resident, please complete this form and return it by May 1. SECTION 1 Family Name: __________________________________ First (given) Name:__________________________ Name as it appears on your passport (if different than above):________________________________________ Check here if you are NOT a U.S. citizen/U.S. permanent resident _________ I was born in (City)__________________________(Country)________________________________________ I am currently a citizen of (City)________________________ (Country________________________________ (If you have a passport from two different countries, you must choose one passport to use for your student visa application. You must then use that same passport for the duration of your Harvard College education.) Date of birth: _______________________________________ month / day / year If you have applied for U.S. Permanent Residency, when do you expect to receive your “Green Card”? ____________________________ Will you be receiving financial aid? ____________ Have you filed a Financial Statement for Students from Foreign Countries? _________ (All visa applicants must file. If you have not yet filed this form, please download a copy using the following link: http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu/downloads/freshman_foreign_aid_app.pdf or call 617-495-1581.) Address to which the Form I-20 should be mailed (after May 15): Please print clearly. _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ Telephone at mailing address: __________________________________________ E-mail address: ______________________________________________________ SECTION 2 If you are a non-U.S. citizen/non U.S. permanent resident who is currently attending high school in the United States, please complete the following section. Name of High School: ____________________________________________________________ Visa status: F-1_____ Other _____ Since what date have you held this status: ___________________ If “Other,” do you intend to change to F-1 status? ___________ If you are in F-1 status please complete the “F and J Student Transfer to Harvard Form” available on the Harvard International Office web site: http://www.hio.harvard.edu/hioforms/FTransfer_form.pdf You must return that form along with this Student Visa Survey to Judy Partington in the College Admissions Office (see address below). If you are not sure of your visa type, please visit: http://www.hio.harvard.edu/immigration/visatypes/ for more information. Do you plan to depart the United States prior to your arrival at Harvard? _______ If yes, please provide information on departure and return dates and destination: Departure and return dates:__________________________Destination:________________________ SECTION 3: ALL STUDENTS PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING International students who apply for a US student visa must pay a $200 SEVIS fee before attending their interview at their local US Embassy. Harvard University will reimburse you this $200 on your term bill after you have successfully registered for classes in September. We will provide information on how you make the SEVIS payment when we send you your I-20 form. For students who do not have access to $200 and would like Harvard to pay this fee upfront on their behalf must contact Mr. Chris Plumb in the Financial Aid Office by May 1 in order to make the necessary payment arrangements. Email: email@example.com PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM BY MAY 1 TO: JUDY PARTINGTON OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS 86 BRATTLE STREET CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138 (FAX: 617-495-8328) QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT JUDY PARTINGTON AT 617-495-9839 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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