New Students


OGS only processes immigration documents for international students who are fully admitted to Georgetown University. The immigration document request process starts in mid-March for students entering their program in the Summer/Fall and in mid-October for students entering their program in the Spring. New, exchange, and transfer students should carefully follow instructions in their admission letter to request an immigration document. 

If you are a prospective student seeking admission to the university, please contact the appropriate admissions office to apply for a particular academic program.

Required Documentation for Requesting an Immigration Document

An overview of the immigration document request process. Admitted students who plan to study in F-1 or J-1 status (PDF) are directed to apply for their immigration document in their admissions letter. The majority of Georgetown students study in F-1 status.

Applying for a U.S. Visa

This visa and immigration guide will help you easily navigate U.S. immigration requirements. It includes information on paying the SEVIS I-901 Fee, transferring your status, and responsibilities upon arrival.

International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation on Canvas consists of the pre-arrival modules and post-arrival modules. In order to prepare for your studies at Georgetown, you must complete this online course.

International Ambassador Program

International Student Ambassadors will assist new international students admitted to the Main Campus programs in their transition to Georgetown. 


Helpful resources for settling into studying at Georgetown University and living in Washington, DC.

Get Involved

Office of Global Services supported programming for Georgetown University international students.