Unlike many schools, Duke does not require financial support documents as part of the application; instead, students submit this information after they have been admitted and are enrolled in the program.
Duke does not automatically issue I-20s to students upon admission. Instead, students work with the department to submit information and supporting documents to Duke's Visa Services Office. The process is described below.
- Upon accepting the offer of admission, a student will receive an email from our office with a User Name and password in order to complete the online Request for Temporary Visa Form - Part II.
- The student completes the online form, prints it off, signs it, and returns it to our office, along with the appropriate supporting documents.
- Students must show liquid funds in the total amount listed in the PDF document available on our Tuition page.
- Financial documents must be less than four months old.
- Only after we receive everything from the student will our office complete Part I of the Request for Temporary Visa Form. At that time, the student’s entire packet will be sent to Duke Visa Services for processing.
- Visa documents (I-20 or DS-2019) are usually issued within 2 calendar weeks from the date that Duke Visa Services received the completed packet.
- Register for your visa appointment only after you receive your visa documents.
Those on non-Duke visas complete a modified process during the enrollment period.