International Student Services

international students


St. John’s Seminary is approved by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students, i.e., students who are not U.S. citizens who will return to their country after their studies in the U.S.A.

If you are a prospective student, please read the information for admissions and obtaining an F-1 (student) visa or transferring an F-1 visa.

If you are currently a full-time student at St. John’s Seminary, consult the information about maintaining F-1 visa status, renewing the F-1 visa, leaving and entering the U.S.A., employment, or transferring out. You may also contact the Business Office to learn about health insurance.

Prospective students – Priestly Formation

Admissions

Step 1. – Acceptance by St. John’s Seminary

Persons directed to St. John’s Seminary for priestly formation whether for a diocese, religious institute, or other way of life recognized by the church, will need to complete an admissions application obtained from the Director of Admissions and Records.

Step 2. – Acceptance to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)

Once all admissions requirements (including TOEFL scores and official transcripts) have been met, you will receive a letter of acceptance and an initial I-20 SEVIS form which you will need to apply for your F-1 (full time student) visa. Specific instructions will be provided following your acceptance.

Obtaining an F-1 (full-time student) visa

In order to apply for a visa, you will need a SEVIS form I-20 sent to you by St. John’s Seminary. The I-20 contains information you will need to complete the F-1 visa application. Once you have received the I-20 and SEVIS I-901 fee receipt, you are ready to apply for a visa on line at www.travel.state.gov.

Prospective Students – Lay Formation

Admissions

Step 1. – Acceptance by The Theological Institute for the New Evangelization

Persons who would like to apply to one of the programs of The Theological Institute for the New Evangelization at St. John’s Seminary will need to complete an admissions application obtained from the Director of Admissions and Records.

Step 2. – Acceptance by Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Once all admissions requirements (including immunization verification, TOEFL scores and official transcripts) have been met, you will receive a letter of acceptance and you may begin applying for an F-1 (full time student) visa. The Theological Institute will also issue an initial SEVIS I-20 form, and provide instructions to complete the visa process.

Additional information regarding the visa process and documents required is available at https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/maintaining-your-status, and www.travel.state.gov.