How to Obtain a Visa

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You must be accepted by The Putney School before you can apply for an F-1 visa. After acceptance, there are several steps to obtaining this visa:


Step 1 —

You must submit your signed enrollment contract and pay the enrollment deposit (5% of tuition).]


Step 2 —

Send financial documentation that demonstrates your family’s ability to pay the costs of your US education.


Step 3 —

Return to us the completed I-20 Information Form and a photocopy of your passport.


Step 4 —

We will issue you an I-20 form, to use when you apply for your visa at the United States Consulate or Embassy in your country.


Step 5 —

You must make an appointment to apply for the visa at the United States consulate nearest to you. There is an application form, a fee, and an interview as part of this process.


Step 6 —

If for some reason your visa application is denied, please contact us immediately. We can often provide additional documentation or support when you re-apply.

The Putney School will issue an I-20 for each year the student is enrolled at Putney.

When you arrive at Putney, we’ll store your immigration documents in a safe place, and keep copies in case they are ever lost or damaged.

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