Archdiocese of Milwaukee - Office for Schools

International F1 Visa 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, Thailand, and Vietman.

Documentation International Students will need for the F-1 visa interview:

  • Form I-20 that is issued by the SEVIS-approved school
  • DS-160 visa application form
  • Receipt for the SEVIS I-901 ($350) fee and visa application (DS-160) fee ($160)
  • Passport valid for travel to the United States
  • Financial support documentation (no older than 2 months)
  • Admission letter from the school (recommended, not required)

The SEVIS-approved Catholic school will assist the international student with the admission process and completing the I-20 worksheet before submitting it to Janelle Luther at  The name on the passport used to enter the United States must match the name given on the application for admission. 

International students who apply for an F-1 student visa using a Form I-20 will need to pay the SEVIS I-901 fee to the Department of Homeland Security prior to the student visa interview. The  I-901 fee is in addition to the Department of State's DS-160 visa application fee.

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

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.


F-1 Visa Student Information & Help Guide

Download Form I-20 worksheet

SEVIS-Approved Schools

Additional information can be found at Study in the States that explains the rules and regulations governing the international student process in the United States.

The Code of Federal Regulation for SEVP-Approved Schools – Advertising Statement
8CFR214.3(j) Advertising. In any advertisement, catalogue, brochure, pamphlet, literature, or other material hereafter printed or reprinted by or for an approved school, any statement which may appear in such material concerning approval for attendance by nonimmigrant students shall be limited solely to the following: This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

Contact Information

Janelle Luther
Administrative Assistant / PDSO
(414) 758-2256

Laura Kacala
Administrative Assistant / DSO
(414) 758-2254

Building Address (use for deliveries)
Archdiocese of Milwaukee
3501 South Lake Drive
St. Francis, WI  53235 (map)

Mailing Address
Archdiocese of Milwaukee
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI  53207

Phone Numbers
OPEN: (414) 758-2256
Laura Kacala: (414) 758-2254

(414) 769-3408

General email

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