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VISA DOCUMENTS CHECKLIST

FOR USA
A Valid Passport
The Visa Fee (Axis/Citibank Receipt)
The SEVIS Fee
The Visa Form (DS-160 Confirmation)
The I-20 Form, Letter of Admission and Aid letter
IELTS/ TOEFL/ GRE/ GMAT score sheet
Affidavit of Support on Rs 20 Stamp Paper

Financial Documentation
If you have got aid then you can chill out. Usually, they will not ask you about
your financial position. For those who haven't got any financial assistance see
that you show sufficient funds for the duration of the course.

The most common document students take is a CA certificate. This is a certificate


stating that your sponsor has the required funds to finance your entire
educational, living and other expenses. It gives a summary of the funds of the
sponsor.

Just the CA certificate will not suffice. You may be asked to produce all the
original documents that were used to evaluate the funds. Some of the documents
used for evaluation are - the Tax returns of parents, salary certificate, bank
passbooks, bank FD receipts, company FD receipts, share certificates, property
documents, gold evaluation and any other document that you may have used. It is
very important that you carry along all these documents.

Visa Procedure
Do not take electronic equipment with you. Also the documents that you carry
should be in a folder so that you can easily remove when asked. Keep the folder in
a plastic bag if you wish. Leather bags, suitcases are not allowed in the consulate.

The problem is that the line is common for all Non-Immigrant visas (Students F1,
visitors B1, Business L1, Work H1B etc...).

People are allowed inside at around 7:00am. After you get in you will be asked by
the security to sit and wait for your turn to come. At this point keep your
passport, I-20 and the completed form ready. You will be asked to go to a
particular counter. Submit the above documents and collect a pink token given to
you.
Now stand in another queue (ask the security) with this token.

The interviews start at around 9:00am. Be very attentive as they call out the
token numbers (or sometimes just your name). It is very difficult to hear the
numbers in the din. You will be asked to report to a particular counter. Wait for
your turn to come. Give the pink token and call out your name.

After your interview is over the visa officer will tell you whether the visa is issued
or not.

If visa is refused the officer will give a refusal letter and return the passport
immediately. If such is the case you can apply again after 3 working days.

CA CERTIFICATE
I, (Name of the CA), owner of (Name of company) and member of the Institute of
the Chartered Accountant of India, certify that I have reviewed the financial position
of Mr. (students name) and his sponsors (your sponsors' names). The costs of the
educational expenses in respect of (Course Name) at (University of.) ,USA of Mr.
( Student name)which have been estimated at US$ (the amount) per annum will be
met out of the sources of fund as shown below and verified by me.
SOURCES OF FUND RS
US $

A) Scholarship
B) Personal and Family
Savings/Liquid Assets
C) Current Income
D) Other Sources
[Movable and Immovable
Property]
TOTAL

Note:
1. Conversion rate 1 US $= RS. /-
2. This certificate shows the financial position of Mr. (Student
name) and his sponsors. I do not take any financial liability on
me.

Following documents were reviewed to support the above


statement.

1. Bank deposit Receipts and Bank passbooks.


2. The balances shown are as on Date.
3. Share Certificates and Demat statements in respect of Demat
Shares.
4. UTI and Other Bond Certificates.
5. Property Documents.
6. Salary Certificate of (your sponsor)
7. IT Returns for 2 Years
8. Other Income Statement and Confirmations.

UMMARY STATEMENT OF PERSONAL/FAMILY SAVINGS / LIQUID ASSETS

RS. Rs.

ank Deposits
ank Savings

ompany Deposits

TI and Other Bonds

Market Value of Shares Held

TOTAL

BANK FIXED DEPOSITS AND SAVINGS ACCOUNTS


BALANCES
(List all the accounts that you are showing as savings & FDs.
write the name of each person above the table )
Ban Maturity FD Amount RS. Maturity Amount Rs.
k Dates
Na
mes
T
ot
al
Bank Names Savings A/C No.

Total

IMMOVABLE AND MOVABLE PROPERTIES


Market Value Rs.
1. (write about all the flats/other property you own)

TOTAL RS

[ @ Rs. 43/- = $1 ]

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FIXED DEPOSITS WITH COMPANIES


Write about all the company FDs in your sponsors'/your and whoever else is
sponsoring you.

GRAND TOTAL

UNIT TRUST OF INDIA'S AND OTHER BONDS


same as company FDs
GRAND TOTAL

LIST OF SHARE CERTIFICATES AT THEIR MARKET


PRICE
(state whose name the shares are in)

Name Number @
Value Rs.
(name of company)

TOTAL
AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT

I (Parents name who are sponsoring) son of (____) residing at (____) hereby
certify that I am able, to provide ___________________ (students name) with at
least Rs _______ equivalent to ______US$ to meet his/her expenses during
each year of study at (University/ College name). I am having ample financial
resources to provide necessary funds for the education of my son /daughter
at your University/college till the completion of his/her studies.

Signature

Deponent 1

Deponent 2

Date ________________
USA - VISA QUESSIONAIRE
1. What are IELTS/TOEFL Score?
2. What are GRE/GMAT Score?
3. Why your IELTS/TOEFL/GRE/GMAT are low?
4. Why your academics are low?
5. How many backlogs you have ?
6. What is your last qualification and when you have pass out?
7. How many universities and colleges you have applied?
8. How many I-20 you have received.
9. Which course you are going for and why?
10. How many credits your course covers?
11. What subjects you are going to study there?
12. Where university/college located and whats its complete
address?
13. To whom you know in this University?
14. Your university doesnt seems to be very good?
15. Why you want to go to USA?
16. Why this University/ College?
17. From where you have heard about this University /College?
18. What is your tuition fee?
19. What are your future plans?
20. What will you do after completion of this course?
21. How can you convince me that you are a prospective student?
22. How can you convince me that you are not a prospective
immigrant?
23. Are you going to do any part-time job there in USA?
24. Do you know anyone in US?
25. Do you have any relatives in USA?
26. Have you ever been in U.s or any other country?
27. Where you will stay in USA?
28. What is your annual income?
29. What is your Bank balance?
30. Why your bank statement shows recent transaction?
31. Who is sponsoring you?
32. What your parents do?
33. From where your parents getting this money?
34. How many siblings you are?
35. How your parents will survive without you?
36. Why should I give you a visa?
37. Why visa was refused last time
38. How you convince me this time