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U.S. student visa

The U.S. Student Visa Process

Don’t know where to start to get a U.S. student visa? Follow these step-by-step instructions:

    1. Schedule a visa interview preparation Skype call with the RBC GSSP staff: email to request a call. We are happy to schedule a Skype call to give you tips for your interview and help you feel more comfortable with the process.

    2. Attend the interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate. You will need to remember to bring the following documents:

      • A current passport (valid for at least six months)
      • Your original letter of offer from RBC
      • A valid SEVIS I-20 form issued by RBC
      • Original copies of all financial documents (such as a bank statement, loan, scholarship, or affidavit of support) showing enough funding for one academic year
      • Proof of ties to your home country (such as a job, ownership of a property, or family business)
      • Copies of all academic transcripts and certificates
      • Copies of TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Versant English Placement Test or GMAT or GRE results (if any)
      • A copy of the SEVIS fee payment receipt
      • Photos as required (specifications will be explained on the relevant US Embassy or Consulate website)