Visa Renewal

Visa Renewal

It is not possible to renew your F-1 visa in the United States.

If you are a continuing Seattle University student who will be traveling outside the United States and will need to renew your F-1 visa, you should bring along your:

  • Seattle University transcript
  • Any transcripts from other schools you have attended in the United States
  • Updated signature on page 2 of your I-20

The International Student Center can also issue visa renewal recommendation letters for students if they have maintained their F-1 status while at Seattle University. If you would like to request a letter in support of your visa renewal, please complete this Letter Request Form and email it to

In addition, students should check their U.S. Embassy or Consulate for other documents needed for F-1 visa renewal. For helpful tips on what to expect in a visa interview, please review this website.