Need visa or I-20 help?

Do you need help getting your student visa? Do you need to change your visa status in the United States? We’re happy to help you! Whether you’re an initial student visa applicant or a terminated student looking to reinstate your F-1 visa, we offer free assistance and counseling. We work with several experienced immigration attorneys in the Boston area to get you the best advice and legal assistance possible.

Applying for the F-1 Student Visa

Step 1

Submit the following documents:

  1. completed application
  2. Web Entrance Test
  3. copy of passport
  4. copy of bank statement
  5. letter of financial support

    (if sponsor needed)

Pay the following fees:

  1. $150 application fee
  2. $250 tuition deposit
  3. $65 document mailing fee

Step 2

Receive your I-20 and acceptance documents and make an appointment for your visa interview:

  1. visit www.usembassy.gov to find the closest U.S. Embassy or Consulate
  2. pay your SEVIS fee online at www.fmjfee.com ($200)
  3. complete the DS-160 non-immigrant visa application ($160)

Step 3

On the day of your interview, you should bring the following documents:

  1. I-20 and acceptance letter from BIA
  2. DS-160 barcode confirmation page
  3. passport
  4. receipts for DS-160 visa application and SEVIS fee payment
  5. copy of bank statement
  6. letter of financial support (if applicable)
  7. 2 copies of a 2 in. x 2 in. (50.8 mm x 50.8 mm) passport photo

Common Interview Questions

  • Why do you need to study in the United States?
  • Why did you choose BIA? What will you study there?
  • What will you do after you finish classes at BIA?
  • What are your plans for returning to your home country?

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