Visa Information

Student Visa Information for F-1 Students

The University of San Diego School of Law is pleased to welcome attorneys, judges, and government officials from around the world to our LLM programs. We also welcome international professionals who join the School of Law to study in the MS in Legal Studies program.

International students should plan to enter the United States on a valid F-1 student visa and must maintain their visa status at all times. F-1 visa applicants are processed through the Student Exchange and Visitor Information (SEVIS) system, which is a web-based program that maintains information on international students (F/M visas) and exchange visitors (J visas), and their dependents, residing in the United States. SEVIS helps U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers to quickly verify that students presenting themselves at our ports of entry are actual students and exchange visitors.

International students should make note of specific requirements and conditions that pertain to their visa type. For additional information, please refer to the Visa Information web page.

Please do not use a tourist visa to enter the United States to study. You will not be able to enroll in classes with a tourist visa and will have to return to your country to apply for a student visa.

J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa Information

The University of San Diego School of Law is pleased to welcome Exchange Students, International Visiting Students, and Visiting Research Associates from around the world. Visitors should plan to enter the United States on a valid J-1 exchange visitor visa.

J-1 visa applicants are processed through the Student Exchange and Visitor Information (SEVIS) system, which is a web-based program that maintains information on international students (F/M visas) and exchange visitors (J visas), and their dependents, residing in the United States.  SEVIS helps U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers to quickly verify that students presenting themselves at our ports of entry are actual students and exchange visitors.

Exchange visitors should make note of specific requirements and conditions that pertain to their visa type. For additional information, please refer to the Visa Information web page.

Contact:

Graduate and International Programs
Warren Hall, Room 207
Phone: (619) 260-4596
Email Graduate and International Programs

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