What kind of visa do I need to allow me to study at BYU–Hawaii?
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- After you are admitted to BYU–Hawaii, we will send you either an I-20 (for non-sponsored students) or a DS-2019 (for sponsored students) which you will need to get a Visa from the US Embassy or Consulate. Students should read the back of the DS-2019 carefully for provisions and restrictions that accompany the visa.
- You will also need to pay a $180-$200 SEVIS fee at least 3 days before your interview at the Embassy. You can pay online and download your receipt to take with you to the Embassy.
- The Embassy officer will interview you to see if you will receive a visa or not. You must also take your financial documents to show that you have enough money or that you have a scholarship to pay for your schooling.
- You can arrive in the US up to 30 days before your classes start (if you have a place to live), but you cannot arrive after the date written on the I-20 or DS-2019. Please be careful about these dates.