Visa and SEVIS Information

 International students who want to study in the U.S. must have an appropriate visa. Mercer University is authroized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to issue the Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for a Nonimmigrant Student Visa for students who have been accepted to one of Mercer University's approved degree programs of study.

The I-20 Certificate of Eligibility is required for students to apply for the F-1 visa, which is the most common visa for studying at a college or university in the United States. 

PROCESS FOR GETTING AN I-20

 1

GAIN ACADEMIC ACCEPTANCE FROM A MERCER UNIVERSITY PROGRAM OF STUDY

 2

 COMPLETE THE I-20 APPLICATION FORM

 3

 MAKE A COPY OF YOUR PASSPORT BIOGRAPHICAL PAGE

 4

 GATHER YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT DOCUMENTS

 5 

 SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTS TO OIP@MERCER.EDU OR DIRECTLY TO YOUR ADVISOR

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR ADVISORS

ATLANTA CAMPUS: BRENDA AUSTRIE-CANNADAY | austrie-cannaday_b@mercer.edu

MACON CAMPUS: RICHARD SPIVEY | spivey@rc@mercer.edu

RELATED FORMS

SPONSOR COMMITTMENT FORM

TRANSFER-IN FORM

 

 

 

 

 

 PROCESS FOR APPLYING FOR A NONIMMIGRANT VISA AT A UNITED STATES EMBASSY OR CONSULATE

 1

RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR A NONIMMIGRANT VISA FROM MERCER UNIVERSITY

 2 

FIND THE U.S. CONSULATE OR EMBASSY CLOSEST TO YOUR HOME ON THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE WEBSITE

 3

PAY THE SEVIS FEE AND SAVE YOUR RECEIPT (FORM I-901)

 4

REVIEW THE VISA APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS ON THE EMBASSY WEBSITE, AND ORGANIZE ALL THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED WITH THE VISA APPLICATION BEFORE YOU BEGIN

 5

COMPLETE THE VISA APPLICATION FORM AND PAY THE VISA APPLICATION FEE

 6

MAKE A VISA APPLICATION APPOINTMENT WITH THE US EMBASSY OR CONSULATE 

 7

ORGANIZE ALL YOUR DOCUMENTS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT! IF SOMETHING IS MISSING, YOU MUST START OVER

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  

APPLYING FOR AN F-1 VISA

 F-1 VISA APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  APPLYING FOR A J-1 VISA

  J-1 VISA APPLICATION CHECKLIST

QUESTIONS?

Contact Us!

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR ADVISORS

ATLANTA CAMPUS: BRENDA AUSTRIE-CANNADAY | austrie-cannaday_b@mercer.edu

MACON CAMPUS: RICHARD SPIVEY | spivey@rc@mercer.edu

 

ARE YOU COMING FROM ANOTHER U.S.SCHOOL?

Students who are already in the United States on and F-1 student visa who are either completing one degree level or transferring to Mercer University in the middle of a degree program may transfer their immigration records to Mercer University instead of leaving the U.S. and applying for a new student visa.

After a student is admitted to an academic program at Mercer University, the following two forms must be completed and submitted to International Programs, along with any supporting documentation, before the transfer process can be completed.

MERCER UNIVERSITY I-20 APPLICATION FORM

MERCER UNIVERSITY TRANSFER-IN FORM

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION FORMS

SPONSOR COMMITTMENT FORM

Questions?

Contact Us!

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR ADVISORS

ATLANTA CAMPUS: BRENDA AUSTRIE-CANNADAY | austrie-cannaday_b@mercer.edu

MACON CAMPUS: RICHARD SPIVEY | spivey@rc@mercer.edu