When can I arrive?
F-1 student visas can be issued up to 120 days in advance of your course of study start date. However, you will not be allowed to enter the United States in F-1 status earlier than 30 days before your start date. Continuing students may enter the United States at any time before their classes start as long as they have maintained student status and their SEVIS records are current.
DO NOT enter on a B-2 tourist visa unless your visa stamp bears the notation “prospective student”.
DO NOT enter the US under the visa waiver program, or with a non-student visa you may already have in your passport.
When to Visit
Anytime is a good time to visit Hawai‘i. The average temperature here is between 75˚–85˚ F (24˚-29˚ C). Summer, between April and November, is warmer and drier, while winter, between December and March, is a bit cooler. Trade winds keep things comfortable year-round.
Transportation options vary from island to island. Many visitors enjoy using the public bus system to conveniently explore the Islands. For most islands you can also get around by shuttle, bike, taxi, ride-sharing app such as Uber or Lyft.