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Below please find detailed instructions to apply for your I-20, which is the Certificate of Eligibility for an F-1 Visa. This application process typically takes place in May and June, although we are already issuing the documents. Please submit your materials as soon as possible.
1. Copy of Passport Identification Page(s)
2. Completed I-20 Application ** We would prefer that your 1-20 application be typed through the word doc and then printed to be mailed, if possible. But, if you are unable to do so, printing the PDF and completing it legibly is fine!
3. Original Bank Letter or Statement from Sponsor(s) (account balance must show enough funding for year one minus any financial aid in USD, if possible)
4. Original Proof of Future Funding from Sponsor(s) (usually a letter from the employer(s) stating title and salary in English in USD, if possible)
Should you not be able to provide documents in USD, please use www.xe.com to convert bank balances or salaries into USD and send those printouts with your documents.
A SPECIAL NOTE: Should your sponsor(s) be able to show enough funding now to fund all four years of study minus any financial aid, then Proof of Future Funding is not necessary.
Please be aware that we will not return original documents so you may want to consider requesting two of everything (bank letters or statements and employer's letters) for your visa interview.
If you have further questions, feel free to email Dean Haring at firstname.lastname@example.org.