The I-20 is a government form through which HIS University certifies to the U.S. government that you are eligible for F-1 student status. The I-20 form is issued when you have met all admission requirements, been accepted for a full-time degree program, and shown that you have sufficient financial resources to study and live in the USA without working. Working illegally in the USA is considered a serious offense by Immigration.
The following instructions will assist you in acquiring your I-20.
1. Complete and return an application packet to the Administrative Office
▶ Application: http://www.hisuniversity.org/resource/HISApplication.pdf
▶ Application Fee: USD200 (non-refundable)
▶ I-20 Issue Fee: USD500 (student) / USD250 (each dependent)
▶ Bank Transfer Information:
- Account Holder: HIS University
- Name of Bank: Bank of America
- Account Number: 09562 03845
- Routing Number: 122000661
- Bank Address: La Mirada Imperial 12231 La Mirada Blvd. La Mirada California
- Bank Telephone: 714-533-4470
- HIS University
1245 West 6th Street
Corona, CA 92882
- Telephone: +1-951-372-8080 / 8085
- E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
▶ Required Documents
- Financial documents (bank statements)
- Copy of valid passport (student and each dependent)
- Original copy of graduation certificate and transcript
2. Once you are accepted and HIS University will issue you an I-20.
3. When you receive your I-20, take it to the American Embassy/Consulate in your home country to apply for an F-1 student visa.
Contact the U.S. Embassy in your home country for details on how to apply for an F-1 visa.
You can also find detailed information on the U.S. Department of State website if you click on Study in the U.S. Please see the link on the International Student Services home page.
· I-20 Form
· Forms: 156 and 158
· SEVIS I-901 fee receipt
· Visa application fee
Detailed information on the SEVIS fee and the I-901 remittance form, please see the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website at www.fmjfee.com
Take the receipt of the SEVIS fee payment to the visa interview.
Bring the following documents to your visa interview:
① Valid passport
② I-20 received from HIS University
③ HIS University admission letter
④ Complete visa applications
⑤ Two photographs as described by the Consulate
⑥ Receipt for visa application fee
⑦ Receipt for SEVIS Fee
⑧ Financial documents that prove you have the financial ability to pay for studies in the USA.
⑨ Documents that shows your intention is to return to your home country upon the completion of your degree.
HIS University does not provide housing or dining services. Please use the following information if you are coming for Summer and Winter senimar sessions.
Your spouse and minor children can apply for F2 visas, and either accompany or follow to join you in the United States.
To apply for an F-2 visa, you need to request an I-20 for each of your dependent. After receiving an I-20, the F2 application procedure becomes very similar to applying for an F-1 visa. Your dependent needs to make a visa appointment at a U.S. embassy or consulate, and bring to the interview all documents mentioned above, plus additional information to support their request for a non-immigrant visa.
A child in F2 status is allowed to attend K-12 school (elementary, middle, or high school) as a full-time student. They may not enroll in a full course of study at a college or university (post-secondary level), except for taking recreational classes. F2 Children are eligible to apply for F1 or M1 status in order to attend college.
After turning 21, a child will lose his or her derivative status and must change to another nonimmigrant status in order to stay in the US.
F-2 dependent spouses are not allowed to participate in full-time or part-time study in a degree program or in taking courses toward the completion of a degree program. All F-2 visa holders who wish to study at HIS University are required to change to an F-1 student visa. Please review the application requirements for new F-1 students. Please note that the process usually takes 3-4 months to have your change of visa status approved, so the application process must be started well in advance of the semester you wish to begin your studies.
We do not offer online courses. Our program is a full-time residency program.
HIS University offers an ELS program. However, it is not a degree program. If you are an international student, you must take other courses along with ELS in order to meet the minimum requirement of 12 credits to stay as F-1 VISA student.