US Visa Application Process

The Admission Office at Central College wants to provide the best information on applying for and receiving your student visa. If at any time you should have questions in regards to the information below please do not hesitate to contact your International Admission Counselor.

The Visa Process

F-1 Non-Immigrant Student Visa

Once you are admitted to Central you will be asked to provide the College with a completed International Student Certification of Finances. Once the certification of finances is received and verified by the college a packet that will contain your Form I-20 will be sent to your address on file. You will need this form to apply for your F-1 non-immigrant student visa.

Please note the following:

Students should know that US Embassies are unable to issue your student visa more than 120 days in advance of program start date listed on the Form I-20 (F-1).

All initial or beginning students are not permitted to enter the US more than 30 days before the program start date listed on the Form I-20. Please keep this in mind when arranging travel to the USA.

Applying for F-1 Student Visa

Student visa applicants are required to appear for an in-person interview at the US Embassy closest to their permanent residence. Students should consult with the US Embassy at which they plan to apply for specific visa requirements prior to their appointment.

View the most up to date information on student visas and fees

Obtaining an F-1 student visa can be a daunting task. After your admission to Central College and once we have received your $200 enrollment deposit, we will send you an I-20 form (certificate of eligibility).

You will need this form in order to obtain an F-1 student visa from your nearest U.S. Embassy.

The following links will provide you more information on the F-1 student visa process.

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