Before making any arrangements to obtain the necessary student visa and/or study permit, all students must first visit study financing to ensure that all the necessary documentation is in place.
Students should also ensure that they supply study financing with a copy of the necessary visa and/or permit upon receiving such.
USA bound students
Students preparing for their visit to the US embassy in Curacao or Barbados should ensure that they follow the correct procedures.
- I-20 form – Upon being accepted to an educational institution, students will receive their 1-20 form. Students should ensure that they sign and date this form and provide Study Financing with a copy of the document before making any arrangements to visit the US embassy.
- SEVIS fee - Before you go to the embassy you need to pay the SEVIS fee. This should be done online with a credit card as the receipt is required upon visiting the embassy. Please ensure that you are using a computer that is hooked up to a printer as you print the receipt that is required before you can go to the embassy. Please follow the link below - https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/
- Appointment needed – All students going to the US embassy in Barbados and/or Curacao are required to make an appointment.
- Students who choose to visit the embassy in Curacao should call the visa hotline 001 303 784 7319. Please ensure that you have a valid credit card readily available when making this call as there is a fee.
- Students who choose to visit the embassy in Barbados can make all of the necessary preparations/arrangements online.
Canada bound students
Upon receiving your acceptance to the school, please provide study financing with a copy of the relevant documents.
Before you can apply for a study permit
- You must have been accepted by a school, college, university or other educational institution in Canada.
- You must prove that you have enough money to pay for your:
- tuition fees
- living expenses for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada and
- return transportation for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada.
- You must be a law-abiding citizen with no criminal record and not be a risk to the security of Canada. You may have to provide a police certificate.
- You must be in good health and willing to complete a medical examination, if necessary.
- You must satisfy an immigration officer that you will leave Canada when you have completed your studies.
Determine where you will submit your application - You must submit your application to the visa office that is responsible for the country or region where you live. You can find a list of visa offices by clicking on the following link: