Applying for Renewing F-1 Visa

Renewing your F-1 visa to come to the U.S. to study is a multi-step process. Follow these step-by-step instructions: 

  1. Prepare for your visa interview.
    1. Find a local U.S. embassy or consulate near you and review its website for instructions about getting an F-1 visa.
    2. Complete the DS-160 application form online and print the confirmation page.
    3. Schedule your interview.
    4. Gather all necessary documents.
      • SEVIS fee receipt
      • DS-160 confirmation page with the barcode
      • Current Form I-20 (with recent travel signatures)
      • Financial documents (bank statements)
      • Proof of continued full-time enrollment
      • Letter from Emerson College
        • Acceptance
        • Scholarships
        • Deposit Confirmation
      • Passport (valid for at least 6 months into the future)
      • 2 passport photos
  2. Attend your visa interview.
    • Be ready to answer questions about your intentions behind studying in the U.S., plans for post-graduation, etc to document your "non-immigrant intent". 
    • Receive your F-1 visa stamp in your passport.

You can also read more about the application process at Travel.State.Gov.