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Please follow the instructions below in order to receive your I-20, which is the first step in your student visa process.

Spring Intake

  • Final Application Deadline: October 15
  • Final Overseas I-20 Request** Deadline: November 1

           **I-20 Request Form and all required valid documents submitted.

Fall Intake

  •  Final Overseas Application Deadline: April 15
  •  Final Overseas I-20 Request** Deadline: May 15

            **I-20 Request Form and all required valid documents submitted.

If applying for a new F-1 student visa, an international student living overseas needs to submit an I-20 request before the deadline above to allow enough time for the visa application process.

Please keep track of the visa appointment wait times in your area.  You must arrive at NKU in time for immigration check-in and International Orientation, both held in the week before classes begin.

Please see the I-20 request process in detail below.

Steps to Getting Your I-20



Once you have received your I-20, be sure to see Applying For Your Visa for instructions on how to continue the process of getting your F-1 student visa!