International Student Information
Visa Information for Participants Coming to the United States
U.S. embassies and consular offices in countries around the world issue business or tourist (B-1/B-2) and student visas (F-1, F-2). Depending on which program you will attend at the University of California, Davis (summer, graduate, exchange or visiting scholar), the type of visa you will receive depends on the primary purpose of your visit upon entry to the United States.
For the summer programs, an I-20 (or DS-2019) request form will be provided to all enrolled participants. You may also download or request a current copy of the International Law Programs Information Handbook which has more information about how our office processes the paperwork for visas for summer programs. An I-20 (or DS-2019) will only be issued to the participant after we have received (1) the completed summer law enrollment application and fee, (2) the I-20 (or DS-2019) request form and (3) financial documentation dated within the last 90 days and showing proof of funding while in the U.S.
For the graduate programs (LL.M. and Summer International Commercial Law LL.M.), an I-20 (or DS-2019) form will be provided to students after they are admitted to the program. The admissions officer will send the information and forms to admitted students. For UC Davis LL.M. students who also attend one of the summer programs prior to enrolling in the LL.M. courses, they will be issued an I-20 (or DS-2019) that includes the dates for both the summer program(s) and the 10 month LL.M. program.
For visiting scholars, the type of visa may vary. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine the appropriate visa for your needs.
- For detailed information on the international student visa process, visit: studyinthestates.dhs.gov
- Visit the Web site of the U.S. Department of State at travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html
- Contact the nearest U.S. Embassy in your home country: usembassy.state.gov/
- For information on the new Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS) fee, go to fmjfee.com/i901fee/index.jsp
- Want to find out how long you'll have to wait to get a visa interview and what the visa processing time will be at your Consular post? Go to: travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/wait_4638.html, select your city then click the "Get wait times" button.
- Visit the Web site of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at educationusa.state.gov
Visa Information for Students Participating in the UC Davis School of Law J.D. Exchange Program
The International Law Programs staff provide complete administrative support for both inbound and outbound J.D. Exchange students. Visa requirements vary by country and are subject to change. Students must be selected for the program, and our staff will contact selected students directly.