We know that international students have a lot of questions about the visa process.  The International Office is your best resource for any questions about visas, as the visa regulations change often.  That said, we can include some information here:


  • Submit your online NIF*, available in CalCentral
  • Apply for your visa here
  • Review US Entry Requirements here
  • Complete Pre-Arrival Orientation: Graduates – iStart 101 course
  • Review Additional Resources for New Students here

The Berkeley International Office can be contacted directly here

*NOTE: NIF processing by the International office will not begin until July 1.