Obtaining Your VISA

After you officially accept our offer of admission to the Weitzman School of Design by submitting your enrollment form, you will be assigned a nine-digit Student ID Number that you will use to log into our Office of International Student and Scholars Services' iPenn Services website. This website allows you to apply on-line for the immigration document (Form I-20 or DS-2019). After you fill out the online application form, you will be asked to upload your financial certification and passport copy. It will take International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) up to 3 weeks to process this information and send you your I-20/DS-2019. Once you receive your I-20 or DS-2019 form from ISSS, you will need to schedule a visa appointment with your local US Embassy or Consulate. ISSS has put together a useful video describing the visa application process here: http://www.youtube.com/embed/UqwAtfQ_84E