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Your US Visa Acquisition Checklist

February 2019

Every country has its own rules regarding the issue of visas and their duration. Every year thousands of students apply to American universities in the hope of getting a chance to get an entry into this technologically advanced country. The first step towards your goal is the application to American universities and if you are lucky you’ll get into one or two. But that’s not all. The biggest challenge is getting an American visa. A visa is your license to stay and study in America.

The first step is to find out your visa type. To study in America there are two type of student visas: F1 and M1. F1 visa is the most common type of student visa and is issued to students pursuing any kind of academic degree in America. M1 visa is issued to those who would be in America for non-academic or vocational study or trainings. Every visa type has its own application guidelines and qualification. Find the one that suits you the best and apply for student visa.

You should have the following documents ready when you apply for student visa:

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  • Passport that would be valid for your entire stay in the USA

  • Financial documents demonstrating your ability to fund your studies and life in USA

  • In case you have availed a loan, keep the loan sanction letter ready. Documents related to scholarships or tuition fee waivers (if applicable)

  • Documents that show strong financial, social or family ties to your home country. (This helps to assure that you would be returning to your home country after your studies in USA)

  • All the original bank statements along with their photocopies

  • TOEFL/IELTS language certificates

  • Marksheets of all the previous examinations that you’ve taken along with their photocopies

Once you know the type of visa that you wish to apply for, you’ll have to fill the visa application form called DS-160. Go through the guidelines provided for filling up the form. All the information entered in the visa application form should be accurate. Make sure you have all the supporting documents that prove the accuracy of the information entered on the form. Once you submit the form you would not be allowed to make any changes to it, so see to it that you get everything right on the first go.

You are now set to schedule an appointment for visa interview. You have to use the same login details that you used while paying the application fee. On the dashboard you’ll find an option to Schedule Appointment. Make sure to schedule the appointment in the same city where you have filled your form. Two appointments have to be made: one with the Visa Application Center and the other one for a visa interview at the American Embassy or Consulate. At the Visa Application center your fingerprints and photo would be added to their system. You will require your passport, the date you paid your application fee and the ten digit bar code that you’ll receive along with the DS-160 Form. These are few of the easy ways to get the US Visas as the earliest.

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Name - Siddharth Choudhary
Country - UK
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Name - Rohan Shirodkar
Country - US
University - Texas A & M-College

Everyone in Edwise is very helpful. They guided me throughout with a friendly & positive attitude and the best part was my visa counselor, without whom my dream would not have come to reality.

Name - Zafi Ullah Khan
Country - Canada
University - Vancouver Island University

It's been more than 2months when I came for counseling and now few days back I received my visa. This whole journey was quiet stressful for me. It was my counselor who kept patience and faith in me. It was she who guided me throughout till the end. A heartfelt thanks to Team Edwise for making this a Dream Come True. Without them my dream would have remained a mere dream.

Name - Shithanshu Singh
Country - Australia
University - Melbourne University

Edwise has helped in every way possible and because of which dreams come true. It was because of Edwise that I could achieve my dream. Thanks to the visa officer and the counselor for their dedicated support and commitment.

Name - Harshal Mahadik
Country - New Zealand
University - Pacific International

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We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 725 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

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