Summer Session Students - Step by Step Visa Process
STEP 1: Obtaining your visa stamp
STEP 2: Entering the U.S.
Please place the following items in a carry-on bag to be able to present to the border control official at a U.S. port-of-entry (airport) upon arrival:
Warning: Do not enter as a tourist (B-2 or WT – visa waiver tourist) to study at Stanford. Immigration regulations prohibit students from studying full-time on a tourist visa.
STEP 3: Arrival at Stanford
STEP 4: Maintain Legal Status
Inform the Summer Session or the Bechtel International Center advisors IMMEDIATELY if your I-94 record does not show “F-1” or “D/S”
Bechtel International Center
548 Capistrano Way, Stanford, CA
Business Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Walk-in Advising: Monday-Thursday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., or By Appointment https://bechtel.stanford.edu/about-us/appointments
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (response time is 2 to 3 business days