APPLYING FOR A STUDENT VISA
In order to come to the United States and attend Philadelphia
University when you receive your Form I-20, you must
make an appointment with your nearest American embassy
or consulate and apply for the F-1 student visa. Before
applying for the visa, you should understand the process
and rules governing the issuance of the U.S. visa.
- By law, you are
seen as someone who plans to remain in the United
States permanently. Student visas are
given only to persons who intend to return permanently
to their home country.
- You must have
a good academic or professional objective for
coming to the U.S. and Philadelphia University to
study, be qualified for the program and be able
to prove that you can finance it.
- In the U.S., laws
are applied equally to all people regardless of
status or gender.
- Official documents
are vital. Have the appropriate papers
that prove you are qualified for a student visa
with you to present to the consul .
PREPARING FOR THE INTERVIEW:
Be prepared to clearly explain why you want to
come to the U.S. to study at Philadelphia
Why do you want to study in the U.S.?
Why are you going to take this program of study?
Why did you choose Philadelphia University?
What career will your studies prepare you for back
Be sure your
passport is valid.
If you already began your studies in another nonimmigrant
status and you received a change of status to F-1,
be prepared to discuss how your original purpose for
being in the U.S. changed to that of a full-time student.
Bring your transcripts with you.