English Language Institute, American National
ESL (English as Second Language)


Admissions and Visa Requirements
American National English Language Institute

Upon receipt of required documentation (application, financial guarantee letter, a copy of your passport or picture ID, and application fee of US $125), materials will be reviewed and at this point your status will be conditionally accepted. You will be notified within approximately seven business days of your acceptance.

Current policies of the U.S. Immigration Department state that international students must prove that financial responsibility will be met. Once these requirements have been met and the student is accepted for admission to the University, an I-20 will be issued. Upon receipt of the I-20 the student is required to complete the form I-901 and submit a $200 fee to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. These students are covered under the institution’s regular refund policy.

To obtain an F-1 student visa, you will need to present to the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate certain documents to demonstrate your intent to study in the United States and, after completion of your studies, return to your home country. The documents you need include: an I-20 obtained from American National English Language Institute, proof of financial support, a valid passport, and evidence of ties to your country. In addition, a personal interview with a visa officer will be required. We recommend that you make an appointment for your interview at least 60-120 days before the date you intend to begin your studies. More information on how to apply for a student visa, including the required visa application, is available on U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate websites, a listing of which may be found at www.usembassy.gov.



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