Pay a $100 registration fee, or $150 registration fee if we need to mail you an I-20 via DHL.
Provide a financial document that you or a family member in your country have enough money to pay for your school and living expenses while you’re in the US. We estimate $2400 for each month of study. For example, if you want an I-20 for 4 months, you must have proof of $9600. You need to add an additional $400 per person per month if you have any dependents (children or a spouse). If a US sponsor is going to support you, the sponsor needs to fill out and submit the the I-134. Directions and the application are here: https://www.uscis.gov/i-134
Provide a scanned copy of the photo page of your passport.
After we receive your papers and accept you as a student, we will send you an I-20.
Visit this website - https://www.fmjfee.com– to make the I-901 payment of $350. You need to print the receipt and keep it with all of your documents - they will not give you a visa without it!
Consult the instructions for applying for the F1 Student Visa on the website of your local/nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
Have a digital photo of your face ready on your computer. You will need to upload this photo when completing your online visa application. The size of the photo must be between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (22mm and 35mm). The photo must be no more than 6 months old.
Pay the F1 Visa application fee (cost varies by country).
Print the confirmation page of the DS-160 application after you complete it.
Schedule your visa interview.
Have a list of all of your social media names ready.
Have a list of all email addresses and phone numbers you have used in the past.
What to Bring to your Visa Interview and when you Enter the U.S:
Your original, signed I-20 document mailed by Aston International Academy
Original financial documents (i.e. bank statement) – these should be recent
Your signed Aston Acceptance Letter
Your From DS-160 confirmation page
I-901 fee payment receipt
A printed copy of your photo (in case your photo upload fails)
Any additional supporting evidence
What to Expect at your Visa Interview:
Be prepared to answer questions about:
Why you chose the US to study English, and how long you will stay.
Your family members - where they live, and what they do.
Your current and past social media, email and phone accounts and whether you have friends or family in the US.
The cost of your school and housing and how you or your sponsor with pay for your time in the US.
Your job (if you have one) and salary in your home country.
Your plans for when you finish studying English, and when you return to your home country.
What to Expect when you Arrive in the US:
The customs official will ask to see all your documents.
The official may ask you questions about the reason or length of your stay.
The official may ask for your phone and look at your email or social media contacts.
Authorization: AIA is authorized by the US Immigration and Naturalization Services and by the Department of Justice to issue the I-20 AB Form, qualifying foreign students that wish to come to the United States and study English as a second language.
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