Applying for an F-1 Student Visa


Student visas are issued by U.S. Embassies and Consulates located outside the United States.
  1. Pay your SEVIS Registration Fee: fmjfee.comSEVIS
    • You must have your passport and your I-20 (immigration document) from BC before you pay the SEVIS fee.
    • You MUST print out the receipt from your SEVIS payment.
    • You need the SEVIS receipt to sign up for the visa interview.
    • You also need your SEVIS receipt at the visa interview.
  1. Find a U.S. Embassy or Consulate near youConsulate General Hyderabad
    • Go to this website:
    • Click on your area of the world.
    • Click on your country.
    • Click on Visas.
    • Follow the instructions to sign up for a visa appointment.
  1. You must contact your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate for the required documents for your visa interview.
  1. For more information about F-1 visas, please see this website:
  2. Receiving a decision:envelope-vector
    • If you are approved for a student visa, Congratulations!
    • If you are denied a student visa:
      1. Politely ask the consular official why the application was denied.
      2. Also ask when you may reapply for a visa.
      3. If you would like to re-apply for the student visa, please contact your BC admission coordinator:

Points to Remember when Applying for a F-1 Visa: CLICK HERE!

Important Dates


 Spring '15Summer '15Fall '15
Arrive in the U.S.March 1-27, 2015May 24-June 19, 2015August 1-28, 2015
Check-in & Orientation REQUIRED!March 31, 2015June 23, 2015August 31, 2015
Advising & RegistrationMarch 31
between 2pm & 4pm

Apr 1 to Apr 3
between 10am & 4pm
June 24-26, 2015September 1-4, 2015
Classes StartApril 6, 2015July 1, 2015September 21, 2015
Classes EndJune 19, 2015August 13, 2015December 10, 2015

Important Notes

  • Dates are subject to change.
  • Make sure your visa appointment is early, so you can be at orientation!
  • You MUST attend orientation. Students who miss orientation will NOT be allowed to join the credit program. Students who miss the orientation will have immigration problems.