International Student Visa Information

Alliant is recognized by the immigration service and is able to provide foreign students with the I-20 form necessary to apply for an F-1 student visa. Our Admission Department is here to help students throughout the entire process outlined below.

  1. Alliant will review and verify the following documents for each registering student and issue the I-20 to the student:

    o   Copy of valid passport

    o   Academic transcripts from previous degree (foreign transcripts must be translated into English)

    o   Official copy of diploma or letter from school certifying graduation status

    o   Proof of financial responsibility

  2. Pay the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) I-901 fee to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

    o   The SEVIS fee must be paid with information from the I-20.

    o   Print the fee payment receipt to present at visa interview at a U.S. embassy/consulate and at the U.S. Port of Entry.

    o   Complete the DS-160 online visa application

    o   Use the “BACK” and “NEXT” buttons that are part of the application and not the web browser's back and next arrows

    o   Be as completely accurate as possible with any questions asked and DO NOT submit the application until it is complete

    o   At the end of the online application, print the confirmation page with barcode that is required for all phases of the interview

    o   The U.S. Department of State provides additional guidance on completing the DS-160

  3. Schedule and complete visa interview at a U.S. embassy/consulate

  4. Arrive at a U.S. airport and clear customs at a U.S. Port of Entry with the following documents:

    o   Original I-20

    o   F-1 student visa stamp in passport

    o   Valid passport

    o   Financial documents consistent with I-20

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