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


 Summer '15Fall '15Winter '16Spring '16Summer '16
Arrive in the U.S.May 24-June 19, 2015August 9-September 4, 2015December 1-26, 2015March 1-25, 2016May 20-June 17, 2016
Check-in & Orientation REQUIRED!June 22, 2015September 10, 2015December 30, 2015March 29, 2016June 20, 2016
ESL Placement TestsJune 24, 2015September 14, 2015January 4, 2016April 4, 2016June 22, 2016
Classes StartJuly 1, 2015September 21, 2015January 7, 2016April 7, 2016June 27, 2016
Classes EndAugust 13, 2015December 10, 2015March 23, 2016June 17, 2016August 11, 2016

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 September 23, 2015