2009 Visa Invitation Letter by gvr14065


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									28 October 2009
 Andrea Parsons
    Elliot Fertik
What is a U.S. Visa?
 A U.S. Visa allows the holder to apply for admission to
  the U.S. in a given status at a port of entry.
 Length of stay is determined by the admitting
  authority, and is represented on form I-94.
Who needs a Visa?
 Canadian Permanent Residents
 Third Country Nationals

 Nationals from Visa Waiver Countries do not need a
Visa Categories
 Tourist Visa (B-1/B-2)
 Student Visa (F-1) requires I-20
 J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa (J-1) requires DS-2019
 Temporary Work Permit (H1-B) requires I-129/I-797
Application Requirements
 DS-156 and DS-157 (and other forms as needed)
 $131 (U.S. currency) fee
 Recent color photograph with white background
 Digital fingerprints taken on-site
 Interview
Additional Documents for Students
 Official transcripts showing grades from completed
 Certification of enrollment
 Scholarship or sponsorship letter
 Proof of other financial support
Students in the Sciences
 Students pursuing independent research in Science
 based fields should also bring:
   A current Curriculum Vita (CV) listing all papers and
   An abstract of current research
   A letter from academic advisor
   The conference invitation if going to attend a conference
Not everyone gets a Visa
 Pending Documentation (Yellow Sheet)
 Administrative Processing (Blue Sheet)
 Refusals (Pink Sheet)
Validity and Issuance
 The length of the Visa varies
  Generally the length of valid student status in Canada
 Reciprocity fees
 Two-day Pick-up
 Mail outs (Canada Post Express Envelope)
 Administrative Processing
 www.consular.canada.usembassy.gov/ottawa.asp
 www.consular.canada.usembassy.gov/nvars.asp
Applying Online
Logging in
Appointment Form
Biographic Information
Calendar Tool
Appointment Calendar
Appointment Calendar
Appointment Details
Visa Application Forms
Appointment Letter

           Name and Passport number appear here
Student and Exchange Visas

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