How Students should apply for study visa for various countries to get the visa quickly and smoothly
This is the time of the year when our students heading to various countries accept their offers, pay the tuition fee, finalize their housing, and then start getting their Visas. The student Visa process for all countries is pretty simple and straightforward. If you have your documents in order, filing the Visa application online and submitting the documents can be effortless. While most countries require more or less similar documents, the Visa application process and checklist are mentioned below for a few popular destinations.
US F1 Visa
If you hold an offer from a US university, you need to apply for the I-20 to file your Visa application. This document is issued by the University. All you need to do is submit to them a copy of your passport, six months' bank statement showing sufficient funds to cover one year’s tuition and living expenses, and a sponsor letter from your parent(s) if they are paying for your education and living expenses.
After you receive the I-20 you will fill out the DS 160 non-immigrant Visa form, pay the SEVIS and Visa fees, and take an appointment for biometrics and an interview at a centre of your choice.
The documents you need to take with you for the Visa appointment are:
A printed copy of your Visa appointment letter
Your DS-160 confirmation page
Your current and all old passports
A Form I-901 SEVIS fee receipt indicating the SEVIS fees
Supporting documents: Documents demonstrating strong financial, social, and family ties to your home country that will compel you to return to your country after your program of study in the United States ends.
Financial and any other documents you believe will support your application and which give credible evidence that you have enough readily-available funds to meet all expenses for the first year of study and that you have access to funds sufficient to cover all expenses while you remain in the United States.
Original copies of bank statements or original bank books.
If you are financially sponsored by another person, proof of your relationship to the sponsor (such as your birth certificate), the sponsor's most recent original tax forms and the sponsor's bankbooks and/or fixed deposit certificates.
Academic documents that show scholastic preparation. Useful documents include offer letters, scholarship letters, I-20, official High School transcripts, SAT and Toefl scores (for undergraduates), degree transcripts, degree certificates and GRE/GMAT scorecards (for graduate students).
The Visa interview will last for about three to four minutes. You have to be confident and impress the Visa officer in that short time. The questions they are likely to ask are why you wish to study in the US and more importantly that particular university, did you apply to any other university, what about this university appealed to you more than the others, your career goals, and plans after you complete your studies.
They will want you to be completely aware of what the course and the living expenses are going to cost you. You need to show them proof that you have sufficient funds to take care of your financial needs. You also need to convince them that you will come back to India after your studies.
UK Tier 4 general student Visa
Once you have an unconditional offer, you will receive your CAS (confirmation of acceptance of studies) from the university. You have to submit to the university a one-month bank statement showing sufficient funds to cover tuition and living expenses for one year. If you are being sponsored by your parents, you need to provide a sponsor letter and your birth certificate.
Document checklist for your Visa:
Carry all your passports (old and new), originals and a copy
Visa application form
Visa appointment E-mail copy
IHS payment E-mail copy
TB test report
Loan letter if any
Parent's sponsor letter
Official high school transcripts and IELTS for undergraduate students. Degree certificate and degree transcripts in addition for Graduate applicants.
Housing details if any
Canadian study permit:
Checklist: SDS category- [Student direct stream category]
Passport scan copy (Both bio pages)
Unconditional offer (Letter of acceptance)
One-year tuition fee receipt
GIC certificate(CAD 10,000)
IELTS overall score 6.0 band with no band less than 6.0 in each
All Academics coloured scan copies(9th,10th,11th,12th) for undergraduate applicants, degree certificates and transcripts for graduate applicants.
Visa SOP (letter of intent addressed to the Visa officer seeking study permit)
Student work experience (along with all the appointment letters, relieving letters and last 3-6 months’ pay slips) if any.
Digital photo (JPEG format) as per the Canadian specifications.
Any Immigration History (if any)
Parents' date of birth (Parent's Aadhar cards/Student Aadhar copy)
• Any bank statement showing minimum funds(4-5L) in the student's or parent's name.
• Sponsor affidavit of support (On Rs 100/- Indian stamp paper) if applicable
New Zealand student Visa
Certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts
Sop and Resume
Offer letter from the university
Scholarship letter if any
Tuition deposit fee paid receipt
Housing deposit fee paid receipt if any
Proof that you can meet the institution’s English language requirements (IELTS / Toefl/ PTE)
A recent passport-size photograph
If you are under 18 years, a written guarantee from the institution or authorised person that suitable accommodation is available to you in New Zealand
Certificate to prove you are a Bonafide student
Police clearance certificate from your local police station
Medical records: Chest X-ray for NZ Visa
Proof that you have enough money for tuition and living costs while studying in NZ
Open an ANZ Bank A/C and transfer 15,000 NZD for living expenses.
Loan sanction letter if any
Parent’s Bank statement for the last three months
Parents' IT returns for the last three years (if available)
Passport copy (first and last pages)
Flight tickets if any
Sponsor letter from a parent
Capability certificate from the bank on the bank manager’s letterhead
Financial affidavit provided by NZ immigration.
Australian Visa Checklist:
Passport (All pages)
Academic documents (10th, 12th, degree certificate, degree transcripts, IELTS)
Work experience if any (offer letter, pay slips, bank statements and ITR if applicable, one reference from the company, full name and mobile number)
IELTS / PTE
Educational loan (Loan sanction, disbursement letter)
Summary of funds
Bank account statement (mother and father - latest three months)
ITRs (Mother, father and sponsor)
Partner’s ID proof
Student ID proof
Siblings' ID proof (Aadhar card)
Sponsor ID proof and relation proof
CA Report and affidavits
German student Visa application
A valid Indian passport.
Two copies of the passport’s bio page. Scan the pages of the passport containing your personal information and photos in A4 format.
German national Visa application form. Submit two completed and signed copies.
Letter of acceptance in university, language school, or preparatory college. The language of instruction for the courses should be specified in the letter. Submit the original letter along with two copies.
If the letter of acceptance does not specify that you are proficient in the language of instruction, also submit a certificate of Language Proficiency in level B2, at least. Submit the original certificate along with two copies.
APS certificate. Issued by the APS (Academic Evaluation Centre).
Three Visa photos
Your academic certificates/qualifications. Submit the original copy of any of these documents along with two copies
Proof you can fund your studies (blocked account). In most cases, you must submit a confirmation for a blocked account or a scholarship. If someone is sponsoring you, submit a Letter of Sponsorship.
Travel health insurance for a German Visa.
Declaration form for additional contact and legal representation information. Submit two completed and signed copies.
Printout of the document checklist signed.
Finally, one last piece of advice: Irrespective of the country you are going to, you have to convince the Visa officer that you intend to return to India after your studies.
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