You must apply for an entry visa before you can enter the United States with a student status.
To apply for an entry visa, follow these steps:
If you received an “I-20” from the University, you will be applying for an F-1 Visa.
New students must pay the SEVIS fee before applying for an entry visa or entering the United
States. This fee is charged by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. You will not be able to pay the fee until you have your I-20 in your possession.
Visit www.usembassy.gov to locate an embassy or consulate in your country.
The local embassy or consulate will have specific instructions for scheduling an appointment. Try to schedule your appointment as soon as possible after receiving your documents.
All visa applicants must provide the following documents to the U.S. embassy or consulate during the application:
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