To be eligible for a new F-1 visa, you must have been accepted to IPFW, and issued an I-20 form. You will need the SEVIS ID number, the IPFW school code (CHI214F10460001) and your passport to proceed.
Starting the Entry process:
To begin the entry process, you must pay the $200 SEVIS fee to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) BEFORE entering the United States to begin your studies. You can use the SEVIS identification number and IPFW's school code given above. If at all possible, we encourage you to pay the SEVIS fee online. In order to learn more about payment of the SEVIS fee, please click here
Please remember that you may enter the states within 30 days prior to the start date on your I-20 form (item #5 on your I-20).
Since you are accepted to IPFW as an international student for full-time study, your information has been entered to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). A SEVIS I-20 form is issued to you to apply for an F-1 Student Visa.
Documents required at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate at your home country to apply for the F-1 Student Visa:
Valid Passport (for at least 6 months into the future)
Original letter of acceptance/admission from IPFW
Valid SEVIS I-20 form issued by IPFW
Original copies of all financial documents (such as bank statement(s))
Proof of ties to your home country (job, ownership of a property, etc.)