The Wendelstedt Umpire School holds an M-1 classification from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security. We are authorized to issue form I-20 certificates of eligibility to international students that register and are accepted to attend the Wendelstedt Umpire School. We are the ONLY independently run professional training program accepting M-1 students.
In order to obtain the necessary M-1, international students must enroll with the Wendelstedt Umpire School before making any other arrangements. Students will then be sent a Form I-20 from the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System by the school. The student will then take the Form I-20 to a U.S. embassy or consulate in the home country to obtain the M-1 visa.
When applying at the consulate for the student visa, the student:
Students admitted into the program with an M-1 visa will be allowed to stay for the training period, plus a thirty-day grace period. This will be noted in the I-94 departure cards that will be stamped as they enter the United States.
Please be advised that once all information is completed it may take 3 months to complete processing. Completing a hard copy enrollment may further delay this process. We recommend completing an instant online enrollment.