International Student & Scholar Office
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.
Form I-20 & F-1 Student Visa
F-1 Immigration Regulations
(Change of address, transfer, change of status, reinstatement & travel outside the U.S.).
Work Authorization & Regulations
(On campus employment, curricular practical training (CPT), optional practical training (OPT), economic hardship).
ISSO Announcement & News
Office information & work schedule (location, phone, email, mailing address and office work schedule).
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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
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday
10:30AM to 1PM & 2PM to 4PM
*Walk In Schedule is subject to change.
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.
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.
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.