Greetings from the Office of International Affairs at The Ohio State University!
Over the next few months we will send you weekly emails
to help you plan for your arrival to Ohio State. In the meantime, please explore our website, and you are always welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to meeting you this fall!
Register for Immigration Check-In
The Office of International Affairs encourages all students to arrive 2 - 3 weeks before the start of classes on Tuesday, August 22.
Students who arrive early will have better course availability, more time to explore Columbus and more opportunities to meet other students.
Information about U.S. consulate policies, procedures, and requirements can be obtained from the U.S. Department of State.
Applicants for student visas usually apply at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country of their permanent residence. Click here for the list of websites for U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Although visa applicants may apply at any U.S. consular office, it may be more difficult to qualify for the visa outside the country of permanent residence. Required documents/evidence:
I-20 or DS-2019
Evidence of financial ability to meet expenses
Evidence of English ability sufficient for course of study
Evidence of intent to depart the U.S. after completion of studies
Passport valid for at least 6 months
Photograph (check with embassy for specific dimensions)