Immigration Information


Most students at the ELI hold an F-1 visa, and the United States Government has a tracking system for F-1 visa holders called the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

Steps in Coming to Study at the ELI

After you have finished the application process and been issued your I-20, you will follow certain steps through the immigration process to study at the ELI as an F-1 student:

  1. Verify your I-20 to your passport, making sure your name and date of birth are listed correctly and spelled accurately.
  2. Pay the SEVIS I-901 fee and get a receipt. See the ELI SEVIS Fee page.
  3. Apply for a visa. See the ELI’s F-1 Student Visa page

The following information will assist you in preparing to come to the ELI to study on the F-1 visa.

We want to make coming to Mississippi State University as easy as possible for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Phone: 662-325-2648