International Students
Archdiocese of Milwaukee - Office for Schools

International Students

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is recognized by the Student Exchange and Visitor program (SEVP) as a SEVIS approved school. We have the authorization to issue the I-20 forms to our international students so that they may obtain their F-1 Student Visa.

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has students from all across the globe, including Brazil, China, Germany, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, and Thailand.

Documentation International Students will need when applying for their F-1 Student Visa:

  • Passport

  • Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20), issued by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

  • Proof of adequate financial support for their studies and living expenses

  • Application for Admission

International students who apply for an F-1 Student Visa using a Form I-20 will need to complete the Form I-901 and pay a SEVIS (Student Exchange Visitor Information System) fee to the Department of Homeland Security prior to the student visa interview. The SEVIS fee is in addition to the Department of State's visa application fee.

Students coming directly from another country on a student visa (F-1) are limited to entering the United States no earlier than 30 days prior to their I-20 start date. 

When an international student arrives at your Catholic school, make a copy of the passport, visa, and other travel documents for the student’s file. The name on the passport used to enter the United States must match the name given on the application for admission. 

The Catholic school will assist the international student with the admission process and completing the I-20 worksheet before submitting it to Janelle Luther at

SEVIS Student Regulations Presentation

SEVIS Approved Schools


Office for Schools

Archbishop Cousins Catholic Center
3501 S. Lake Drive
Milwaukee, WI  53207 (map)

Phone numbers

Janelle Luther: (414) 758-2256
Maureen Wurster: (414) 758-2254



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