Visa Guidance for Your American Visa
American Consulate has introduced a system of prior appointment for Visa Interview. The candidate has to complete the application process through online and pay the Visa fee through designated Banks.
On the given interview date, the candidate has to appear for a personal interview. Biometrics the day before is followed by personal interview.
The applicant should prove that the candidate has strong career opportunities post studies and returns back to India or anywhere in the World and also that candidate does not have any ulterior motive to stay back as an immigrant. The student visa does not guarantee immigration - and is NOT a work visa.
The following is a list of some of the documents that you are supposed to carry along with you on the day of VISA interview; however it is case to case.
Passport having a validity of at least six months
Interview Appointment Letter
DS 160 confirmation page
I-20 and Admission Letter from the University (carry evidence of Scholarship / Aid / Grant, if any as secondary documentation)
SEVIS fee payment receipt
Educational Certificates, Degree, Diplomas & Mark Sheets (all originals)
Score Reports of TOEFL & GRE / GMAT / SAT
Work Experience Certificate / Job offer letter / Pay slip, if employed
Bank Statement / Passbooks of the sponsors with last 6 months transaction
Summary Statement of Assets of family, if applicable
Income Tax Returns of the sponsor for the past 3 years
Bank education loan sanction letter, if applicable
Fixed deposit receipts - confirming availability of funds
Parents / Sponsors Passport copies