Your visa is vital for your travel to New Jersey. Read on for important information concerning your student visa.
Checklist for VISA Interview
Obtaining your visa is an extremely important part of your travel process. Here are some points to carefully consider when applying:
You must clearly establish that you are planning to return to your home country; try to explain exactly or as nearly as possible when. Also, indicate what kind of job you expect to pursue in your home country, and who will help you find this job (parents, government officials, and other professional contacts).
You must express yourself in good conversational English; your TOEFL or IELTS scores may be required, GRE results and GMAT are useful, but not always required. You should also have a fairly solid academic record which will suggest that you will be a successful college or university student in the United States. Expect that the interview will be conducted in English
There should be a logical connection between what you have studied in your home country and what you plan to do in your American institution. Be prepared to explain why you have selected a particular school—for example, you met a representative at an educational fair, you know someone who is familiar with the school, your school is a “Sister School” with the American host institution, or the institution has a program that is not available at home.
Financial documentation is important so that it is clear that you will be able to take care of your financial responsibilities at your American institution, so it is imperative that yours be thorough and genuine. You should be prepared to bring several documents. A bank statement must reflect several months of the necessary funds. Also, try to provide a copy of your father’s or mother’s salary job description and any other assets where relevant. If you have a financial sponsor, a letter of support must clearly indicate that the funds have already been placed in a Trust or set aside specifically for this purpose. Some schools will require that a letter of this sort be notarized to verify the signature of the sponsor.
Your host institution will send you an admissions letter which should include an agreement from them that you have been accepted into a course of study, indicate academic awards if any, the start date of your beginning semester and other information, such as student identification numbers and final requirements. This will serve to prove that you have in fact gained admission to the institution. Each country's consulate may have other requirements. Please check with your consulate to verify.