INTERNATIONAL ENROLLMENT AND RELEVANT LINKS
If you are an international student enrolling at any of the American Flyers locations these instructions will take you through the Enrollment, Visa and TSA processes. If you have any questions please check with your school director or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please print this page and use it as your checklist.
_____ 2) Complete and print your enrollment form
_____ 3) Send a copy of your enrollment form, passport information page and passport photo page to your school directors email address or directly to your school at one of the following addresses: Pompano Beach, FL • Dallas, TX • Morristown, NJ • Houston, TX
_____ 4) Once you paperwork has been received we will conduct a telephone based English Assessment.
_____ 5) Once accepted you will receive a formal acceptance letter
_____ 6) A tuition deposit must be submitted to American Flyers
_____ 7) Upon receipt of your tuition deposit a Form I-20 will be sent to you.
_____ 8) You will need to log onto the Alien Flight Student Program website (CLICK HERE), create an account and submit your TSA request. If you are not sure which school to select please contact your school director. CLICK HERE for tips to assist you when completing your AFSP application. Remember, if you have any questions or need assistance please don’t hesitate to contact your school director.
AFSP Username: _____________________________
AFSP Password: _____________________________
_____ 9) Once you have made your AFSP request your school director will acknowledge and accept your request. Once this is done you will need to log back into your account and pay the AFSP fee of $130.00. We will assist you with collecting your fingerprints when you arrive at the school. This will be coordinated by your school director.
_____10) You will receive, as will your school, a series of status emails from AFSP. If you receive an email that indicates “Insufficient Information” please make sure that you address it as soon as possible. Any delay in addressing this email may result in your start date being delayed.
____ 11) You will need to contact the nearest U.S. Embassy and schedule an appointment for a Nom Immigrant M1 Visa. For a listing of U.S. Embassies around the world CLICK HERE.
____ 12) As soon as you have your interview date please let your school director know the location, date and time. We will schedule a preparation conference call with you prior to your interview date.
WHAT WILL YOU NEED TO BRING TO THE EMBASSY OR CONSULATE OFFICE?
All applicants for a student visa must provide:
- A Form I-20 obtained from American Flyers. The student needs to bring all of the pages that you send to them. The I-20 form must also be signed by the student and by a school official in the appropriate places;
- American Flyers “Acceptance Letter”
- Proof of deposit (SRS statement printout)
- Steps that are outlined in the Embassy “Do’s and Don’ts” page
- A passport valid for at least six months after your proposed date of entry into the United States
- A receipt for visa processing fee (I-901 fee). A receipt showing payment of the visa application fee for each applicant, including each child listed in a parent’s passport who is also applying for a U.S. visa, is needed
WHAT CONSULS LOOK FOR?
The consular office may not issue a student visa unless satisfied that the applicant:
- Has a residence abroad.
- Has no intention of abandoning that residence.
- Intends to depart from the US upon completion of the course of study.
- Applicants generally establish their ties abroad by presenting evidence of economic, social, and/or family ties in their homeland sufficient to induce them to leave the United States upon the completion of studies.
All applicants for M-1 visas must present evidence that they have immediately available to them funds or assurances of support necessary to pay all tuition and living costs for the entire period of intended stay. Additionally, consular officers are authorized, at their discretion, to require evidence of payment of round trip transportation in advance of the alien’s travel to the United States.