Visa

AEA is fully accredited and authorized to issue I-20s and we will help you through each step of the visa application process.

 

If you are currently in the US with an F-1 visa and have an active I-20, and you would like to improve your English, you can transfer to our school to continue your studies.

 

If you currently live outside the U.S., we can also help you with every step of application progress for an F-1 Student visa.

 

Our full-time classes are open to anyone with an F-1 visa, U.S. permanent resident card, or U.S. citizenship.

 

We also offer part-time recreational classes to anyone with a B1/B2 visa, ESTA visa, and most other visa status.

Check the options below to see which matches your situation.

If you do not see your VISA status or have any questions, please contact us and we are happy to help!

If you...

[Initial I-20]

Are a new student and live outside the U.S.. You plan to study at AEA for 3 months and more. 

 

You need an I-20 from Advance English Academy so you can apply for an F-1 visa before traveling to the U.S. to study.

What you need to do...

  1. Fill out an Application Form

  2. Prepare a copy of your passport

  3. Prepare a bank statement from you or your sponsor

  4. Prepare a copy of your High school or university certificate or transcript (It does NOT have to be in English)

  5. Application Fee: $100

  6. Placement Test Fee: $20

  7. International Processing Fee: $100 + optional mailing fees

If you...

[Transfer I-20]

Live inside the U.S. and have an F-1 visa and I-20 from another school in the U.S. 

You want to transfer your I-20 to Advance English Academy to study for 3 months and more.

What you need to do...

  1. Fill out an Application Form

  2. Prepare a copy of your passport 

  3. Prepare a copy of your current visa

  4. Prepare a copy of your most recent I-20

  5. Prepare a bank statement from you or your sponsor

  6. Prepare a copy of your High school or university certificate or transcript (It does NOT have to be in English)

  7. Application Fee: $100

  8. Placement Test Fee: $20

If you...

[Change of status]

Live inside the U.S. and have a B1/B2 visa, a J1 visa, or another type of non-immigrant visa. 

You want to learn English for 3 months and more and change your status to F-1 visa.

What you need to do...

  1. Contact us to schedule an appointment to review your status 

  2. Prepare a copy of your passport 

  3. Prepare a copy of your current visa and entry stamp to the U.S.

  4. Prepare a 3-month bank statement from you and your sponsor 

  5. Prepare a copy of your High school or university certificate or transcript (It does NOT have to be in English)

  6. Application Fee: $250

If you...

[Non F-1 visa]

Have an ESTA visa waiver, a B1/B2 Visitor visa, a J1 visa, or another non-immigrant visa status. 

For non F-1 visa students, please contact us about how long you'd like to study.

What you need to do...

  1. Fill out an Application Form

  2. Prepare a copy of your passport 

  3. Prepare a copy of your current visa and entry stamp to the U.S.

  4. Prepare a copy of your High school or university certificate or transcript (It does NOT have to be in English)

  5. Application Fee: $100

  6. Placement Test Fee: $20