Updates on the 2020-2021 Academic Year
SVA continues remote instruction, with select facilities accessible by appointment. Click below for updates.
Studying at SVA
Preparing for Your F-1 Visa Application

This college is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.


This information is for students who plan to enter the United States for the first time to study. If you are currently in the U.S. on an F-1 visa and have a valid I-20 issued by another school, please complete the I-20 transfer process. Further details are available at the U.S. Department of State.

Important Information

  • SVA Code Numbers

    SEVIS ID: listed on the upper left corner of your I-20, starting with “N.”

    SVA's SEVIS School Code: NYC214F00731000.

  • U.S. Entry Timeline

  • Note for Canadian Citizens

  • Students Who Are Currently in the U.S. on a F-1 Visa

I-20

  • I-20 Request Information

Application Requirements

  • Complete the Visa Application Form

  • Contact Your Local U.S. Consulate or Embassy

  • Schedule Your Interview Appointment

  • Pay the Visa Application Fee

  • Pay the $350 SEVIS Fee

  • Prepare Documents for the Visa Interview

  • The Visa Interview

Fax:  212.592.2241

Advisement Hours


Virtual Drop-In Hours:

Tuesday, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST

Virtual Zoom Advising:

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Exterior of the 24th Street Residence at night.