Can Anyone Help Explain The Process Of Issuing An I-20 Visa?

A forum for applicants and admitted students to ask law students and graduates about law school and the practice of law.
jingyuan
Posts: 36
Joined: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:57 pm

Can Anyone Help Explain The Process Of Issuing An I-20 Visa?

Postby jingyuan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:29 pm

Hey, there, I know that it is not a brilliant question, however I am still curious about it. I mean, when an international prospective student gets an offer and is required to pay the deposit, will an I-20 Visa be issued right after the payment of the deposit, without other financial documents and just on the grounds of the payment?

Looking forward to you answer!

M458
Posts: 387
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:58 pm

Re: Can Anyone Help Explain The Process Of Issuing An I-20 Visa?

Postby M458 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:50 pm

jingyuan wrote:Hey, there, I know that it is not a brilliant question, however I am still curious about it. I mean, when an international prospective student gets an offer and is required to pay the deposit, will an I-20 Visa be issued right after the payment of the deposit, without other financial documents and just on the grounds of the payment?

Looking forward to you answer!


Your individual school will have a specific process for it. Once I put my deposit down, I was sent an email by the person who'd be helping me with the visa process and she attached a form I needed to fill out before sending the I-20.

Just so you know, the I-20 is not actually a visa, it's a form that you need to have from the school in order to go to your local embassy/consulate to interview with them and eventually get the F-1 Student visa. You're also not going to get an I-20 or eventually an F-1 without financial proof that you can afford the 1st year of cost of living+tuition.

TL;DR - Contact the school you're planning on depositing @ and ask them what the process is.

jingyuan
Posts: 36
Joined: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:57 pm

Re: Can Anyone Help Explain The Process Of Issuing An I-20 Visa?

Postby jingyuan » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:45 pm

M458 wrote:
jingyuan wrote:Hey, there, I know that it is not a brilliant question, however I am still curious about it. I mean, when an international prospective student gets an offer and is required to pay the deposit, will an I-20 Visa be issued right after the payment of the deposit, without other financial documents and just on the grounds of the payment?

Looking forward to you answer!


Your individual school will have a specific process for it. Once I put my deposit down, I was sent an email by the person who'd be helping me with the visa process and she attached a form I needed to fill out before sending the I-20.

Just so you know, the I-20 is not actually a visa, it's a form that you need to have from the school in order to go to your local embassy/consulate to interview with them and eventually get the F-1 Student visa. You're also not going to get an I-20 or eventually an F-1 without financial proof that you can afford the 1st year of cost of living+tuition.

TL;DR - Contact the school you're planning on depositing @ and ask them what the process is.

Thank you so much! You advise is really helpful! :D




Return to “Ask a Law Student / Graduate”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: packerboy31489, taxman14 and 6 guests