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Checklist To Apply for Student Visa at SEVIS Certified Schools

sevisMany authorized institutes enroll non immigrant foreign students and offer them permission to apply for form I-20. This form is a type of certification for eligibility for non-immigrant foreign students. In United States, F-visa is a type of non-immigrant students visa that allows foreigners to pursue education in the United states.

SEVIS, is the certification that permits institutions to offer form I-20 for student visa. SEVIS certified schools offer student visa to prospective international students after enrolling them to a particular course of study in their institute.They offer their students an opportunity to enhance their skills to survive in this competitive market.

The certified schools will verify that you are eligible to apply for the visa. You may require specific documents for your eligibility in SEVIS certified institutes. The items listed below should be submitted for an issuance of I-20 certificate of eligibility for foreign student status.

If you are residing outside U.S and applying for the first time for Visa then you need the following documents:

  • Copy of passport ID
  • International student application
  • Application fee
  • SEVIS fee
  • Statement of purpose

If you are residing in U.S but hold a visa other than F-1 and wish to change your visa status then you need the following documents:

  • International student application
  • Copy of passport ID
  • Copy of entry visa
  • Copy of I-94 card
  • Application to change nonimmigrant status with fee
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • SEVIS fee
  • Statement of purpose

 

If you are residing in U.S and holding a valid visa but wish to enroll to some particular university then you need the following documents:

  • International student application
  • Copy of passport ID
  • Copy of entry visa
  • Copy of I-94 card
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • SEVIS fee
  • Statement of purpose
  • Previous I-20
  • Current I-20

To apply for these institutes student must be having sufficient finances to pay for tuition and living expenses. This is usually verified by checking your certified bank statement. Schedule an appointment for your student visa and gather the required documents.

 

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