Your F-1 visa interview will determine whether you are qualified to receive an F-1 student visa for the U.S. Assuming that you have prepared the appropriate documents and meet all of the F-1 visa requirements, an embassy official will approve your visa at his or her discretion.
A: Mandatory Documents:
B: Materials from Lyon College
C: Materials Proving You Are An Excellent Student
D: Financial Documents Proving Your Support
You must prove to the U.S. embassy official that you have enough money to support at least one year of study at Lyon. Your support can include financial aid/scholarship awards, affadavits of support from relatives or friends, loans your family has secured. etc.
Please note that part 7 of your I-20 shows the amount of funding you must have available to cover your first year of expenses. This amount includes tuition and fees, living expenses, expenses of dependents (if applicable), and other expenses (if applicable). You must prove that you have funds immediately available to cover this amount.
Below are samples of documents that may help you prove your finances.
E: Proof of Ties or Connections to Your Home Country & Plans to Return
It is important to prove to the U.S. embassy official that you have family, social, and career "ties" or "connections" to your home country. These "ties" will help assure the official that you plan to return home after completing your studies. Below are sample items that may help you prove your ties.
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