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International Programs - Visa

Getting a Visa

Upon admission to Leeward CC, you will receive an admission email with instructions on how to get your visa.  An admission packet with your I-20 and admission letter will also be sent to you in the mail.  When you receive your packet, don’t forget to sign your I-20.

To get your F-1 visa do the following:

Step 1: Visit the Study In The States website to get more information about how to prepare for your visa application.

Step 2: Pay the $200 USD SEVIS fee

Pay the SEVIS fee. This fee must be paid prior to your interview. We strongly suggest you pay the fee online at if you have a credit card.

Online payment instructions:

A. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click “Yes”.
B. Click I-20 and OK.
C. Enter the requested information - type your name exactly as it appears on your I-20.
D. Enter the School Code - HHW - 214F - 00244 - 000
E. When finished, click "I accept" and follow instructions for payment with credit card.
F. Print your receipt and take the receipt of payment to your visa interview.

Step Complete the DS-160 form

Sign up for an interview with the US embassy

Step 4: Contact the US Overseas Advisor in your country. They can help you prepare for the interview. Click on the Education USA logo on the left to find an advising center nearest you.

Step 5: Attend your scheduled interview date.

Step 6: Plan your trip: F-1 students are allowed to enter the US no earlier than 30 days before the start of the session. We recommend you arrive no later than one week prior to your I-20 start date.

Step 7: Present your I-20 & F-1 Student Visa at the point of entry into the U.S.