Now that you have been accepted to the University of Colorado Boulder, there are a number of steps you need to take as soon as you receive your I-20 or DS-2019. ISSS has prepared this checklist to help you.
Your passport must be valid for at least six months after the date you enter the United States.
J-1 and F-1 visa holders beginning a new program at CU-Boulder have to pay a SEVIS fee to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) before a visa can be issued. Carefully review these two web sites for information about the SEVIS fee and to access the form you will need to fill out. See:
Visit your nearest US embassy or consulate as soon as you receive your I-20 or DS2019, since the visa may take some time to obtain. You will have to make an appointment to go to the embassy or consulate. You must take your SEVIS fee receipt with you to your appointment. For more information, visit Preparing for your Visa Interview.
Please make sure you give your body time to adjust to the high-altitude. Increase your fluid intake and plan to rest more the first day or two after you arrive.