The US visa - The latest 2020 US visa procedure


Many Vietnamese students are cherishing at the beginning of the "American dream" and the way to chase this dream in the fastest and most legal way - can only be the way to study abroad. On the first steps of the journey, Globalway will help you to pay attention to a few things in the process of preparing the US student visa application. Let's find interesting information in the article below!

1. What is the profile of the US student visa?

- Study documents: Degree, transcript.

- Identity documents: birth certificate, household book, passport, 35 x 45 white background image, and photo file.

- Financial documents: savings books, confirmation of bank account balances, Land Use Rights Certificate, certificate of business registration, tax documents for family business activities or personal income tax documents, ...

2. The steps to proceed with studying abroad in the US

- When you are accepted by the university/college, the school will send you the I20 form (I-20 for F1 visa). Carefully check that the information on your passport is exactly the same as the name on the I-20 form.

- Complete the DS-160 US student visa application form and pay the visa application fee

- Pay SEVIS fee (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System). SEVIS is a system of student and tourist information built on the Internet by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State (DOS), updated regularly and accurately. information about visitors to the US (F, M, and J) and related people. American schools (colleges, universities, and academies) must pass the required information to relevant US government organizations via SEVIS.

3. How long does it take to complete an American student visa?

- It takes 2 - 6 weeks for an admission letter.

- Takes 2-4 weeks to practice visa interviews and complete student visa applications in the US.

- A total of 4 - 10 weeks to complete the application.

Some institutions require that you apply before March for your September intake, so it will take about 6 months for your application.

The US student visa is processed fairly quickly: You fill out an online profile, schedule an interview date, come to an interview by appointment, interview within 3 to 15 minutes, then the results will be notified immediately and if The US student visa is successful, the visa will be sent home the next day.

4. What is the procedure for applying for a US student visa?

Step 1

The school or university will send you a letter confirming that you have been accepted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to accept a non-immigrant student (form I- 20 for F-1 student visa or DS-2020 form for J-1 student visa). You will read and sign this form.

Be careful to make sure that the name and spelling on your passport are exactly the same as the name and spelling on the school application. You must also ensure that the school has entered your name exactly as it appears on your passport on the I-20 or DS-2020 form.

All names of the applicant must be presented for security reasons. Citizens of some countries and students who want to study a specific field of study at a university need to take additional testing time, which can take several weeks. Again, it is important that you need to prepare lots of time for the student visa application process.

Step 2

You need to make an appointment to interview for a US student visa and pay some necessary fees. Student visas can be received up to 120 days before the start of the study program on I-20. Exchange visitor visas can be received at any time before the date on the DS-2020 form. You should apply for a visa as soon as possible.

The US Embassy has a separate website with complete instructions on how to schedule a visa interview and other information about the visa application process. You can find the Embassy website at

Step 3

The United States has started a new nonimmigrant visa application, DS-160, which can be submitted online. This template replaces all other models. Complete the DS-160 form online. Again, make sure your name order and spelling are correct as in your passport. Then, print out the completed form and bring it to the Embassy when you go for your visa interview.

Step 4

You need to prepare for a visa interview. It is very important that you apply for your visa early before the start date of your study program. If possible, you should apply for a visa three months before the date you intend to go to the United States. This will give you more time if there is a delay at the Embassy, ​​or if you want to appeal in case of visa refusal.

With the above notes, are you ready for the US study abroad yet? Let Globalway accompany you in the process of applying for a US student visa today!



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