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Office of International Education

Swift Center 1022 UTA Blvd.
Box 19028
Arlington, Texas 76019-0028
Phone: (817) 272-2355
Fax: (817) 272-5005
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm
OIE Advising Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I receive my I-20?

New student I-20s are issued by the Office of Admissions. Transfer students who are already attending an institution inside the U.S. should also contact the Office of Admissions about their transfer I-20.

How do I apply for the F-1 visa?

Visit your country's U.S. Embassy or Consulate website to learn where you will apply for your F-1 visa. Learn how to schedule an appointment, how many times you can apply for your visa, what specific documents are required, and what procedures must be followed.
Apply for your F-1 visa as soon as possible. Make sure that you allow adequate time for security checks.

Documents for Your Visa Application Interview

  • All appropriate U.S. Department of State forms and documents as listed on the Embassy/Consulate Web site, including your non-refundable visa application fee and photographs.
  • Valid passport.
  • Information showing admission to a UT Arlington program.
  • Financial Support Evidence.
  • Documents proving intent to return to the home country after completion of F-1 status.
  • Form I-20
    • For students renewing their visa after a stay in the United States:
      • Transcripts from all U.S. institutions attended,
      • Support documentation from your academic program,
      • All U.S. transcripts, and
      • All previously issued I-20s.

Do I have to attend orientation?

All F and J visa holders are required to attend International Orientation before registering for classes. Please check New students information page for more information. This is not the same as department or New Maverick Orientation.

Do I have to register for orientation?

Yes, you need to register for the orientation seminar. Click here to register.

Where is orientation held?

Please see the orientation schedule.

What else do I need to do before orientation?

If required, you will need to submit proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination. You can also find helpful information in the New students information page.

Where can I find more information about airport pick up?

There are a variety of transportation options students can use to get from DFW Airport to campus. UTA is located about 25 minutes from the airport, and most transportation can be arranged for less than $35.00.

What if I cannot enter the US by the date on my I-20?

Please send an email to with your UTA ID number and the date you will be able to reach the US.

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