When you receive your notification of acceptance to West Virginia University, the next step is to apply for a visa. You will need to have a WVU issued I-20 or DS-2019 to make your consular appointment for your visa. In order to obtain an I-20 or DS-2019 you will need to submit the following items to International Students and Scholars Services:

Please use the link in your admission letter to submit the above documentation. Your documents will then be reviewed. If they meet our requirements, an I-20/DS-2019 will be issued and sent via FedEx to the mailing address you submitted.

It’s important to submit a mailing address which will not be changing in at least 2-3 months

Your official admission letter along with your I-20 or DS-2019 will be sent to you in approximately two (2) weeks by International Students and Scholars Services ONLY if you have provided all the required documents outlined above.

Information about U.S. consulate policies, procedures, and requirements can be obtained from the U.S. Department of State.