After being accepted by Lyndon Institute and getting a receipt for payment of the SEVIS I-901 fee, you can apply for a visa at a U.S. Embassy or consulate. The following information is to serve as a guide, however, you should check the U.S. Department of State's website for the most current information.
Students should note that the student visa can be issued by the U.S. Embassy or consulate 120 days or less in advance of the date you will attend Lyndon Institute. You may apply more than 120 days in advance of your start date but the issuing agency will hold your visa until it is able to issue it to you.
Students should also note that the Department of Homeland Security regulations prohibit students coming to the United States for their initial time from entering any earlier than 30 days before their start date. This is important when making travel arrangements.
An interview is part of the application process for obtaining a student visa. Early application is encouraged as the waiting time for interviews can vary.
The required documents that must be submitted in order to be issued a student visa are:
- Form I-20
- DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application
- Passport (valid for 6 months beyond your expected stay)
- One (1) 2”x2” photograph
- Receipt to prove payment of the SEVIS I-901 fee
All applicants should also be prepared to provide your Lyndon Institute Acceptance Package, containing:
- Scores from standardized tests such as TOEFL
- Financial evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover the cost of tuition
- Letter of Acceptance from Lyndon Institute