Student Visa (F1) Related Stuff

What Do I Need to Apply for a Student F1 visa?

First, you need all the documents required for any nonimmigrant visa:

Then, the following documents are also required for student applicants:

  • An I-20 Form, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status, obtained from a U.S. college, school or university. Please be sure to give us both pages of the newer, bar coded SEVIS form. The form must also be signed by you and by a school official.
  • Mark sheets, transcripts and certificates from previous institutions attended.
  • Scores from U.S. standardized tests such as the TOEFL, SAT, GRE, GMAT, wherever applicable.
  • Financial evidence showing you have sufficient funds to cover your tuition and living expenses during the period of your intended study.

You must prove that funds are immediately available to cover the first year’s costs, and show evidence that funds will be available for all subsequent years. Any financial documentation you provide should be in support of this. This applies to ALL student visa applicants.

All student visa applicants need to schedule an interview through VFS. Please visit the VFS website for more information on this process.

Source: US consulate Mumbai

Affidavit of Support:

Afiidavit of support- visa

Please have this document notarized and signed as per your need.

Carry all the financial papers sent to the school.You need to show liquid assets to cover your first years of expenses.You can use any funding you had received from school to make your case.You can use bank loans or money in savings account to do the same.Thumb rule is to show liquid money for first years expenses.


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