***International Pre-Arrival is for international students accepted to K-State and ready to make travel and living arrangements in Manhattan, Kansas***
Congratulations on your recent admission to Kansas State University! We are looking forward to having you here. Please take time to read all of the information you received with your admission documents. Then, visit the links in the grey box on the left for more detailed information on all of the things you need to take care of before your arrival at K-State.
For questions, please contact our office by email or phone at:
Please keep in mind, the student visa process is often lengthy. So, be sure to contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate closest to you as soon as you receive your admission documents, to schedule an appointment. For a list of consulates, go to the Visa link in the grey box on the left to find the appropriate website.
On-campus housing fills up quickly. So, be sure to sign up early to ensure you are able to reserve your preferred choice of accommodations. You can find out complete housing information at the Housing link in the grey box on the left.
Changes to Entry Screening
Effective immediately all international students entering the U.S. will be directed to secondary inspection after completing the first level of screening by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Secondary inspections give CBP access to the Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) to confirm students’ eligibility for entry to the U.S.
If you are traveling this summer and will have connecting flights following your arrival to the U.S., we recommend allowing additional time between flights (minimum 2-3 hours).
For more information regarding this update, http://www.alliance-exchange.org/policy-monitor/05/03/2013/border-agents-ordered-verify-all-international-student-visas