US F-1 Visa Documentation(For International Students):
After receiving an I-20(Admission Confirmation) from US University, the student should book an appointment date for VISA Interview through VFS Website i.e., and the printout of the appointment date has to be carried for the interview.
F-1 visa documentation
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      Mandatory Documentation Required to attend F-1 Visa Interview:
  • Valid Passport (At least for 6 months).
  • I-20 or Admission letter along with Offer letter.
  • Application fee receipt paid at HDFC Bank or authorized bank of INR 7074(Price may vary, check US consulate site for latest price).
  • Bar Coded Receipt of VFS service fee paid at HDFC Bank or an authorized bank for INR 322(or equivalent Dollar to INR conversion).
  • Application Forms: DS 156, DS 157 and DS 158 from
  • Web Receipt of Appointment Confirmation from
  • 2 colored photographs (size 2" X 2") with white background (50mmX50mm).
  • SEVIS fee of 200 USD payable on website
Additional Documents Required:
  • All academics starting from 10th in original.
  • TOEFL/IELTS/GRE/SAT/GMAT score sheets
  • Extra Curricular Activities & Merit Certificates
  • Chartered Accountant certificate  
  • The supporting documents for the C.A. Certificate can any of the below:
    • Proof of Movable Assets such as: UTI/MIP/ULIP/LIC/NSC/KVP/IVP/NSS/PF/PPF/GRATUITY/SHARES/DEBENTURES/BONDS/FDs in Nonbanking Organizations such as ICICI  Finance, ITC Classics/household effects/jewellery/vehicles/Advances all in original.
    • FDR's/Bank Passbook/Monthly Statement along with Bank Certificate (in original but not later than 10 days old.
    • Proof of Income-Salary Certificate/P & L Account for Business Income/Income Tax Returns/Declaration of the tenant and Rental Receipt for rental income/ Block Development Officer or MRO certificate for agriculture income in originals.
    • Proofs of Immovable Assets-valuation papers from Govt. Approved Valuers/ Architects/Engineers/Registry of Property/Power of Attorney/Title Deeds/Sale Deeds/ Sale Agreements etc.
  • Work Experience Certificates, if any.
  • Leave letter from the employer if leave is sought or any fresh jobs offer in India, if any.
  • Affidavit of Support from Sponsor - Parents / Brother / Spouse / Sister Relative etc.,

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All Supporting Documents :
  • MRO Certificate, Agricultural receipts (for agricultural income)
  • Pass Book (for Bank statement)
  • Income Tax Papers (of sponsors)
  • Salary Certificate, Proof of Annual Income.
  • After preparing all the above documents with supporting documents, the student should be ready to face the personal interview.Property Documents (Original as well as Xerox copies)
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Julia Robert said...

F-1 visa is fairly simple to apply for and lets you stay & travel throughout the U.S as long as you are a student and also provides you opportunity to bring your Spouse and any children under the age of 21 into the country while you are here studying.

F-1 Visa

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