One of the first steps to becoming a student in the United States is applying for a student visa. We have a friendly team of staff members who will help you navigate this process. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you apply for your student visa!
Documents you should prepare in advance for the Visa Application Process:
The process of applying for a student visa requires participation from both you and us as a university! Once you have submitted an application to either an academic program or for an ESL program at our English Language Institute, ANU will be able to help you through the rest of the student visa process.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires that international students will be responsible for their debts and expense. With your application to the university, if you are not funding your own education (or providing your own bank account for payments), you will need to submit a “Sponsor’s Letter” that explains how your financial needs (for housing, food, clothing, healthcare, tuition and fees, etc.) will be met.
This letter may be typed but have a hand-written signature, and must be written by:
Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay in the United States.
After you have been admitted to the University and sent in your Sponsor’s Letter, ANU will send you the following forms required by the U.S. Department of State:
These forms will determine your visa status either as an F-1 Student Visa (for academic degree programs) or M-1 Student Visa (for vocational non-degree programs).
** Remember, as a student with an F-1 or M-1 Visa, you are not allowed to work in the U.S. without permission from the Immigration Department.**
Please read our I-20 Termination Information which outlines the consequences and available options for students with a terminated I-20.
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ANU International Admissions address:
International Admissions Office
American National University
1813 East Main Street
Salem, VA 24153 U.S.A.
If your English skills are not where they should be and you want to know how to learn english, ANU offers English language training through our English Language Institute. Together we can get your English proficiency where you need it to be!