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John Bapst


International Program

Student Visa Information


To Get a Student Visa

International students who wish to attend John Bapst will need to complete the following steps:

To exit your home country:

  • Apply for a passport. Acquiring a passport may take several weeks or longer. Be sure to plan ahead.
  • Inquire if there may be other required documents that permit you to leave. These may include:
    • legal agreements asking you to return to your country at a specific age
    • requirement to return to your country at the end of your schooling
    • requirement to return to your country for military service
    • financial disclosures
    • educational agreements

To enter the United States:

  • Obtain an I-20 form. This is called a Certificate of Eligibility. When you have completed your application materials and received an acceptance of admission to John Bapst, you will receive your I-20 in the mail.
  • Pay the SEVIS fee of $200
  • Make an appointment for a visa interview. Interview fee is $140.
    • Where: At your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consular Office
    • When: As soon as possible There may be significant wait times for an appointment.
    • What to bring:
      • your I-20 form from John Bapst
      • a completed Application for Non-Immigrant Visa (form OF-156)
      • a completed Affidavit of Support to verify your financial status
      • You may also need to show your enrollment contract from John Bapst and proof of good health.
    • And it is a good idea to practice your English before your interview.
    • If you are refused a visa, you may reapply.

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