VisasFordham Law Summer Institute
We issue 1-20s to support F-1 visa applications for our Summer Institute. If you wish to pursue the F-1 option, you should follow all instructions on this website.
Some program participants enter the U.S. as a B-1, B-2 or WT visitor. This is appropriate for those who are "coming to the United States primarily for tourism," and "also incidentally will engage in a short course of study during their visit." It cannot be used by participants who will be staying in the U.S. to pursue a degree-granting program after the Summer Institute. Therefore, if you choose the B-2/WT visa, you are entering the U.S. with "tourist" intentions, which is your primary purpose. Your "study" at Fordham in the Summer Institute is your secondary purpose. It is "incidental and avocational" to your primary tourist purpose.
Fordham does NOT require any specific visa type to attend the Summer Institute. We only offer official and competent guidance to enable you to make a prudent choice customized for your personal case.
Obtaining an F-1 Visa
Obtaining an F-1 Visa
In order to secure the I-20 form, applicants must submit the below information to Mr. Sal Longarino in the Office for International Services by email at email@example.com. Do not submit any information to the OIS until you have paid the $500 program deposit.
1. AFCOE form according to housing type:
2. Financial supporting statement, such as an official bank statement, bank or employer letter showing sufficient funds, or copies of award letters, loans, etc.
4. A copy of the name page of the passport clearly showing the participant's full name.
For a list of visa fees, please click here.
In order to expedite your I-20 processing, please submit the AFCOE forms for both programs together, if possible.
Summer Institute Participants who travel to the U.S. under a F-1 visa issued using documentation provided by Fordham University must check in with the Office for International Services upon their arrival in NYC, bringing with them their original I-20, passport, and I-94 card. We will arrange appointments at OIS for these participants throughout the first week of the program. This check-in procedure is required by U.S. law, and failure to meet with the Office for International Services is a violation of your F-1 status and could cause serious implications with the U.S. government.
Further questions regarding visa issues should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.