I-20/F-1 Visa Information

All students from outside the United States who plan to attend Berklee will first need to receive an I-20 form from Berklee in order to apply for an F-1 student visa at the U.S. embassy/consulate that serves their area.

How Do I Apply for a Berklee I-20?

*Financial documents to support your I-20 request must be dated within nine months of your I-20 request. 

Please Note

  • Applying for an I-20 and F-1 visa will take several weeks. It is very important to send in your I-20 request forms and supporting financial documents as early as possible. You will not be able to begin your studies at Berklee until you have obtained both a Berklee I-20 and F-1 visa.

  • Do not submit I-20 information unless you are an accepted student and have paid your tuition deposit. Any applications for non-accepted students will be discarded.

Although applicants for F-1 visas are given priority for visa interview appointments, you must consider the time it will take to process your visa and return your passport to you. Check the visa waiting times for each U.S. embassy/consulate.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at +1 617-747-2222 or admissions@berklee.edu.