Visa Information

Once you have been accepted to CBU and have submitted proof of financial support, we will send you a welcome packet containing your acceptance letter and I-20. An email will also be sent to you with tracking information for your package. At this time, you can schedule a visa interview!

Types of Visas

F1 – Traditional Student Visa
J1 – Exchange Student Visa


Students who will apply for an F or J visa are required to pay the SEVIS fee. The SEVIS fee is established by the Department of Homeland Security. In order to pay the SEVIS fee, students will need their I-20 or DS-2019.

We recommend that a student pay the SEVIS fee at least 3 days prior to the visa appointment at the US embassy or consulate.

To pay the SEVIS fee, go to the SEVIS fee processing website.