Helpful hints on applying for a Visa:
- Apply early. The time it takes to process your visa can vary significantly depending on type of visa and circumstances in the country or region you live. Therefore it is important that you contact the closest U.S. Embassy or Consulate as soon as you have your I-20.
- Some consulates require that personal interviews and appointments be scheduled in advance, and some interview applicants on a walk-in basis at specific, posted times.
- Policies and regulations worldwide will continue to change as new security measures are put into place. Visit the links below on a regular basis for updates and changes that could affect your travel plans.
- What to bring along with the I-20. The signed acceptance letter from Ladysmith High School, the signed Tuition Receipt, and the travel dates (as approved by the LISP administration). Check with the local embassy or consulate for any additional requirements they may have prior to your appointment.
Online resources: Getting a Student F 1 Visa
For information on applying for a visa and for a list of US Embassies or Consulates in your country refer to the following web site.
Select: Study-student exchange window
The following links contain information on student visas and the application and acceptance process:
Foreign Students (F-1) in Public Schools
Student and Exchange Visitor Program