Your application should consist of the items on the checklist below.
A few of the items on this checklist require additional explanation.
Evidence of academic qualifications. If you will be attending a u. s. college or university, some consular officers will require you to prove that you are academically qualified to pursue the program, even though the school itself has already accepted you. Therefore, you should present evidence of all of your previous education, in the form of official transcripts and diplomas from schools you attended. Also, submit standardized test results, if your school required such tests. If these documents are not available, submit detailed letters by officials of the schools you previously attended, describing the extent and nature of your education.
Evidence of intent to return. You
will need documents establishing your intent to leave the u. s. when your studies are completed. The consulate will want to see evidence of ties to some other country so strong that you will be highly motivated to return there. Proof of such ties can include deeds verifying ownership of a house or other real property, written statements from you explaining that close relatives live there, or letters from a company showing that you have a job waiting when you return from the united states.
Evidence of sufficient funds. Most important, you must submit documents showing that you presently have sufficient funds available to cover all tuition and living costs for your first year of study. The Certificate of Eligibility, Form sEVIs I-20, gives the school’s estimate of what your total annual expenses will be. specifically, you must show you have that much money presently available.
You must also document that you have a source of funds to cover your expenses in future years without having to work.
The best evidence of your ability to pay educational expenses is a letter from a bank, or a bank statement, either in the U. S. or abroad, showing an account in your name with a balance of at least the amount of money it will take to pay for your first year of education.
Alternatively, you can submit a written guarantee of support signed by an immediate relative, preferably a parent, together with your relative’s bank statements. unless your relative can show enough assets to prove he or she can support you without additional income, you should also show that your relative is presently employed. You can document this by submitting a letter from the employer verifying your relative’s work situation.
Although the guarantee of support may be in the form of a simple written statement in your relative’s own words, we suggest you use Form I-134, called an Affidavit of support. A copy of this form is on the USCIS website at www. us – cis. gov. The questions on Form I-134 are self-explanatory. Be aware that the form was designed to be filled out by someone living in the United States. Since it is quite likely that the person who will support you is living outside the u. s., any questions that apply to u. s. residents should be answered “N/A.”
Additional documents for flight trainees. If you’re applying for an F or M visa for U. S. flight training, you will be required to submit written information and documents specifying the following:
• your reason for the training (be specific)
• current employer and your position
• who is paying for the training (name and relationship)
• your most recent flight certifications and ratings
• information on what kind of aircraft the training is for (document must be signed by a school official in the United States)
• certified take-off weight of the aircraft type (document must be signed by a school official in the U. S.), and
• current rank or title if you are presently working as an active pilot.