Apply for a Student Visa and Confirm your Attendance at UNH
Students outside the U.S.A .: When you receive your I-20 from UNH in the mail, contact the nearest U.S. Embassy in your home country to make an appointment for an F-1 Visa interview right away. Do NOT make an appointment until you receive your I-20. We are NOT responsible if you miss your visa interview date because you made an appointment before receiving your I-20 Form.
F-1 International students inside the U.S.A. who wish to transfer to UNH should follow the transfer instructions sent to them along with their acceptance letter.
- Read the “Preparing for your Visa Interview” article. It will help you to better prepare for your U.S. Student Visa Interview at the U.S. Embassy in your home country or country of residence.
Visa Tip: Be prepared to answer the following questions in English during your visa interview:
- Why did you choose to study at UNH?
- Why did you choose to study this major at UNH?
- How do your future plans, after graduation, include returning to your country?
If your visa gets denied, don’t give up, try again. Many of our international students manage to obtain their student visas after the second or third interview.
- Once you obtain your F-1 student visa and you are sure you want to attend UNH, please send an e-mail confirmation, no later than March 10, 2013, to email@example.com with the following statement written in the subject line, "Enrollment Confirmation for (your last name, first name, and UNH ID #)".
- Include the following information in the body of the e-mail:
- Your last name, your first name, UNH ID#, your country of citizenship, your academic major at UNH, the date you got your F-1 visa stamp, the name of the University noted on the visa and your expected arrival date to UNH.
For example :
Subject line: Enrollment Confirmation for SMITH, John; UNH ID # 112222.
Body of the email: Last name: Smith, first name: John, UNH ID#: 112222, country of citizenship: China, academic major at UNH: Computer Science. I got my F-1 visa stamp on Nov 30th. The name of the university noted on my F-1 visa stamp is, "University of New Haven ". I will be arriving to the University of New Haven on Jan 2, 2013 at 8:30 in the morning.