If you are accepted, we will send you an I-20 form. You will need this form to apply for a student Visa (F-1 status).
Go to the American embassy or consulate in your country. You need to bring:
Complete a Visa application at the embassy or consulate. Every American embassy/consulate works from the same set of regulations and laws. The steps they take may be different. After you complete the Visa application, you may:
If your Visa is approved, you are given an F-1 Visa stamp in your passport. You may also have a new type of American Visa. This is a paper stamp glued to a page in the passport that can be read by a machine. Either Visa is valid. The Visa stamp indicates:
When you receive your passport with the Visa, you are given a sealed envelope. The envelope has both pages of the I-20.
On the flight to the United States, you must complete an I-94 form. This form has three sections:
At the port-of-entry, give the immigration officer the following:
The immigration officer will: