Before you begin the visa application process, you must have the following documents:
To apply for a U.S. visa, you will need to present the following documents at the U.S. embassy or consulate nearest to you:
In addition, the application for a U.S. visa requires you to present:
An application fee and an interview will also be required.
There have been (and continue to be) changes in the visa application process and these changes are usually reflected on the consular websites.
Find a U.S. Consulate or Embassy
Canadian Citizens: Canadian citizens do not require an entry visa to enter the U.S. from Canada, but do require an I-20, passport, financial documentation and proof of SEVIS fee payment and must follow certain procedures. Please review the Important Information for Canadian Students page for more information.
In advance of your interview, you are encouraged to review the following:
Visa appointments are very short and questions vary. It is important to come prepared to your interview, ready to answer questions about Carroll University, the major you intend to study, and how campus life is structured at Carroll. We encourage you to review the resource we have sent in your admission package, entitled “Ten Points to Remember When Applying for a Nonimmigrant Visa,” published by the Association of International Educators. While published in 1997, these general points provide good guidance and still are relevant today. Here are some of the facts you may want to prepare for your interview:
Here is a list of important documents to bring to your appointment:
If you are looking for more information, visit the Department of State’s Interview Preparation website.