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International Student Services at Lehman College

International Student & Scholar Office

General Information

Welcome! We are pleased to assist all non-immigrant students admitted to Lehman College with essential visa and immigration services as well as cultural programs and campus resources. "New", "Transfer" and "Current" international students, who plan to study or continue to study at Lehman College, are required to obtain and maintain a valid Form I-20 (also called "Certificate of Eligibility").

In general, the Form I-20 is needed to apply for the F-1 non-immigrant visa at the U.S. Embassy in your home country. The F-1 student visa allows you to "travel" to the United States. The Form I-20 is also needed to pay the I-901 SEVIS fee and to certify your legal stay (also called F-1 status) as an F-1 international student in the United States.

If you are a "New", "Transfer" or "Current" student at Lehman College follow the "Start Here!" section below.

Start Here!

Apply for admission to one of the following academic programs:
Undergraduate | Graduate | English as a Second Language (ESL)


Apply for your:
Form I-20 & F-1 Student Visa

Know more about:
F-1 Immigration Regulations

(Change of address, transfer, change of status, reinstatement & travel outside the U.S.)

Learn about:
F-1 Work Authorization & Regulations
(On campus employment, curricular practical training (CPT), optional practical training (OPT), economic hardship)

Calendar of Events for Degree Students
Degree Students Calendar
Calendar of Events for ESL Students
ESL Calendar
Learn about the ISSO:
Office information & work schedule (location, phone, email, mailing address and office work schedule).

News & Announcements

DACA 9/5/17 Rescission, Support & Service Information

- Lehman Site for DACA
- CUNY Resources for DACA
- NYC Resources for DACA
- Memorandum on Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
- Frequently Asked Questions: Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
- What do I need to know if the DACA program ends?
- Here to Stay | DACA, mental health guides, and other information around employment
- ILRC | What to do and how to protect yourself. Resources in English, Spanish and Chinese

A.G. Schneiderman Files Lawsuit To Protect Dreamers And Preserve DACA

Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman led a coalition of 16 Attorneys General in filing suit to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) grantees. Read More...

New Hotline to Protect Refugees and Report Individuals Believed to be Missing or Detained

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the launch of a confidential toll-free hotline for New Yorkers to report family members, relatives, friends or colleagues believed to be passengers on flights coming into the state, but are missing or believed to be detained. Read More...

CLEAR (Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility)

The CLEAR project, housed at CUNY School of Law, primarily aims to address the unmet legal needs of Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and other communities in the New York City area that are particularly affected by national security and counter-terrorism policies and practices. Read More...

Office Information & Schedule

International Student & Scholar Office (ISSO)
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Shuster Hall, Room 210
Bronx, NY 10468 | USA

Phone: (718) 960-7274 | Fax: (718) 960-8243

Walk IN Schedule
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday
10:30AM to 1PM and 2PM to 4PM

By Appointment Only Schedule
Thursday & Friday
10AM to 1PM and 2PM to 4PM

For F-1 Students / Form I-20 & F-1 Visa

Please follow the 5 Steps below to obtain a Form I-20, F-1 Student Visa & Status. If you have any questions regarding any of the steps below please contact our office for clarification.

Step 1 Apply for your form I-20Step 2 Apply for your F-1 visaStep 3 Enter the United StatesStep 4 Report to school after U.S. EntryStep 5 Maintain your F-1 status


F-1 Immigration Regulations

If you are already in the United States check this section to learn more about F-1 immigration regulations. If you have any questions regarding any of the F-1 immigration regulations below please contact our office for clarification.


Address Change regulationsSchool Transfer regulationsChange of Status regulationsReinstatement regulationsTravel in the US and outside the US regulations


F-1 Employment & Regulations

Students in F-1 status may qualify for employment under certain conditions. This section provides basic information about employment and regulations. If you have questions about or would like to determine your eligibility for F-1 employment, please contact our office.


On Campus Employment regulationsCurricular Practical Training regulationsOptional Practical Training regulationsEconomic Hardship regulations