The Department of Education, Diocese of Brooklyn is an educational institution within the diocese completely distinct from the State and City departments of education. The Department of Education, Diocese of Brooklyn is a certified educational institution under the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), a program governed by the Department of Homeland Security. The SEVP program allows nonimmigrant students to obtain F-1 visas and travel to the United States for the purpose of studying in an approved U.S. school.
Nonimmigrant students are defined as students who plan to come to the U.S. temporarily to pursue their course of study. These students maintain a permanent residence abroad and have no intention of leaving their home to become permanent residents of the United States. Nonimmigrant students are not U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents of the United States, nor can they pursue citizenship or permanent status.
International students interested in studying in a school within the Diocese of Brooklyn apply directly to the school. The required documentation for SEVP consideration is then sent to the Department of Education, Diocese of Brooklyn. The information is then processed, and if approved, an I-20 is issued for the student. An I-20 is required for any international student wishing to study in the Diocese of Brooklyn to obtain an F-1 student visa.
International students interested in studying in a Diocese of Brooklyn School should contact the school directly for the application procedures.