The I-20: The First Step To Acquiring Your Student Visa

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The I-20: The First Step To Acquiring Your Student Visa


Your Guide To Getting A Student Visa

YOU can get the help you need to apply for a student visa!  English Language Center has been issuing this essential document for 40 years and has the experienced staff ready to help you through the process!

You’re excited to study in the United States, but how do you obtain a student visa? What is required to legally enter and study in the USA? Relax. Call the English Language Center and discover the relief of competent, experienced help in this important process!  ELC is here to walk you through the steps of your student visa application. And it all starts with the I-20. You probably have a few questions about this pesky form. We are here to tell you everything you need to know.

What Is The I-20?

The I-20 is a document issued by a U.S. government-approved educational institution such as ELC.  This document states that a student has been admitted to a full-time study program in the USA and has sufficient financial resources to stay in the United States. The I-20 is a necessary document for a person to apply for an F-1 student visa.  This is important because a student visa is required for international students to be able to legally begin a course of study in the United States.

What Are The Steps To Acquiring An I-20?

  1. i-20Apply to the school you wish to attend. For example, once you apply to ELC, we will issue an I-20 in your name and will mail it to you in your home country.
  2. After receiving your I-20 from an approved school, such as ELC, you are now able to apply for an F-1/ Student Visa at the U.S. embassy in your home country.
  3. Once you acquire your Student Visa, you must present both the Student Visa and the I-20 form upon arrival to the United States.
  4. Once you enter into the country, you will use your I-20 as identification and proof of your legal and academic status. For example, I-20s are often required at the Social Security Office and the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Do You Need An I-20? Let English Language Center Help You!

Feeling a little lost? Don’t stress! English Language Center is authorized by the United States government to issue I-20s. In fact, we have been issuing I-20s for 40 years and are experienced in helping students like YOU successfully navigate the student visa process.

Welcome to your future! ELC is here to help.  Call today regarding how to obtain an I-20 and with any other immigration questions! To get started, contact us today at 405-348-7602 or at

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