Please see the steps outlined below to apply for and receive an I-20, the document used to apply for an F-1 visa, to attend CTY. 


First you should receive your child’s CTY Summer Programs course registration assignment. Your child must have a course registration assignment before starting the visa process.


Within 5 business days of receiving your child’s course registration assignment, you will receive an email from JHU’s Office of International Services (OIS).


Follow the instructions outlined in the OIS email to:

- Complete the request for your child’s I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status) via iHopkins; and,

- Create an eShipGlobal shipment account, and request and pay for a shipping order for your child’s I-20.


Once you have submitted your I-20 request:

-Allow 10 business days for OIS to process your child’s I-20. Requests that are incomplete or missing eShipGlobal account information will delay processing and shipment of your child’s I-20.

-Pay the SEVIS fee at Print out and save a copy of your receipt—you will need it for the visa application.

-Receive your child’s I-20 in the mail. Shipping times vary by your location.

-Complete an electronic DS-160 visa application through the U.S. State Department website.

-Schedule a visa appointment with the U.S. embassy/consulate. Scheduling and processing times vary by U.S. embassy/consulate.

-Obtain your child’s F-1 student visa from the U.S. embassy/consulate.