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


 Winter '17Spring '17Summer '17Fall '17
Arrive in the U.S.December 1-29, 2016March 1-22, 2017May 21-June 19, 2017August 8-September 6, 2017
Check-in & Orientation REQUIRED!December 30, 2016March 23, 2017June 20, 2017September 7, 2017
ESL Placement TestsJanuary 3, 2017April 3, 2017June 21, 2017TBD
Classes StartJanuary 6, 2017April 6, 2017June 26, 2017TBD
Classes EndMarch 21, 2017June 14, 2017August 10, 2017TBD

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 ESL program. Students who miss the orientation will have immigration problems.


Last Updated November 21, 2016