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To get an F1 Visa, you need to ensure you carry all the required documents. Below is the document checklist. It is based on the official guidance from the US Department of State and hundreds of user experiences.
Mandatory Documents for F1 Visa Interview
Below are the mandatory documents that are required as per guidance from the US Consulate.
Nonimmigrant Visa Online Application (DS-160 Form) Confirmation Visa Interview Appointment Confirmation Letter Valid Passport (at least 6 months validity after your program end date) Passport Photo with dimensions of 2x2 inch (51x51mm). Check Photo Requirements Original I-20 from the University that you plan to attend SEVIS Fee Receipt Visa Interview Fee Payment Receipt (MRV Fee Receipt ) F1 Visa Interview Supporting Documents
Below is the list of supporting documents that you can carry to show to the visa officer, if they ask for additional documentation.
Academics Certificates, Letters, Test Scores Bachelor's Degree Original Certificate Provisional Degree Certificate (if final degree is not yet awarded) Original Consolidated Mark Sheets of your Bachelors degree Masters Degree Original Certificate (if applicable) 10th Class, 11th and 12th Class ( Intermediate) Original Marks Certificates Letter of Admission from the University that you plan to attend Financial Aid or Scholarship award letter from University (if applicable) Test Scores Originals for GRE, TOEFL, GMAT, SAT ( as applicable) Supporting Financial Documents Bank Statements and Letter from Sponsor’s Bank account with proof of funds (if applicable) Loan approval letter for payment of university fee. Proof of Income of Sponsor like Salary Slips, or Business revenue in form of bank statements. (if using Fixed Deposits, etc.) Copies of the FDs and others (if applicable) if you have property and assets, CA Assessment of funds, property, original copy of the same. (if applicable) if your sponsors or family are having any business or assets copies of the same to show the ties to come back. (if applicable) Investments details like Stocks, Mutual funds, etc. statements. Extracurricular, Previous Work Experience, Profile (if any) Extra Curricular certificates that you used for scholarship or admission (if applicable) Work experience letters, Salary Slips and Offer letters from your job (if applicable) IT Tax returns from previous years Resume Application Information, Additional Admits or Reject Letters Copies of important documents like SOP, Recommendation Letters that you sent for application (if any) Additional Acceptance letters from other Universities. (if any) Reject letters from universities that did not offer you admission Copy of the financial support affidavit sent to the university with sponsor details Any email correspondence with faculty indicating chance for funding or assistant-ship