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 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

Walk-ins: Mon.–Thurs., 12:00–3:00pm

Phone Advising: Mon.–Wed., 10:00am–12:00pm 

Fridays are Closed for Processing

Exterior of the 24th Street Residence at night.