In order to apply for F-1 student visa from abroad a potential student should do the following:
Registration fee $100 (non-refundable)
Processing fee - $150 (non-refundable)
Bank fee - $35 (non-refundable)
USPS Express mailing fee - $95 (non-refundable)
(Please, be advised, that sometimes we use DHL service to ship your documents as this service works better. In this case the price will be $130 (non-refundable)
Approximate financial breakdown
Please note that in every case your available funds should be:
Make a copy of the first page of your international travel passport. You can either fax these documents to 718-998-0602, or send as scanned images to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail them to the school's address (Remember you will have to show the originals of these documents in a US consulate!):
Bell Language School
1535 McDonald Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
After having received these documents, we will send you a visa package with the following documents: I-20 student form, receipt of payment, and instructions. With this visa package and your current valid travel passport you can apply for F-1 student visa at the US embassy or consulate in your area. The decision whether or not to issue a student visa is a sole responsibility of US consular officers. Bell Language school bears no responsibility for success of your visa application.
SEVIS fee $200 (US Department Homeland fee) should be paid before going to your embassy interview. Make sure to bring SEVIS receipt with you to the interview. Please find the instruction on how to pay this fee on our webpage (SEVIS FEE INSTRUCTIONS)
In case of visa denial please contact Bell Language School immediately. Refunds are made within 30 days. Please note that the registration fee ($100), USPS express mailing fee ($95), processing fee ($150), and bank fee ($35) are not refundable. There is no refund of tuition if the US embassy or consulate issues a student visa to the student, but he or she does not start attending classes at Bell Language School. All F-1 Students must complete their initial program that they registered for to be eligible for a transfer to another school. For our complete refund policy, please click here.