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First, you must apply and be accepted by a college. Upon acceptance,
the college/university will issue you a form called 1-20 and a letter
The I-20 is issued by the International Advisor or International
Students Office (ISO) once a student has been admitted to any of the
Alamo Colleges. This form is shown to the U.S. Embassy to obtain an
Form I-901: The I-901 is used to pay the SEVIS fee. This fee
is required to obtain the F-2 Visa. For more information go to the
following link: www.FMJfee.com
Passport: The passport is a travel document in booklet form.
It shows your origin, identity and nationality. It is used for entry
into a foreign country. The passport must be kept valid for the
duration of your stay. If your passport will be expiring within six
months, you must renew it.
Visa: The Visa is stamped into the passport by an official
of a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. The stamp indicates the visa type.
Visas may expire during your stay without penalty as long as you remain
in the United States in good academic standing with San Antonio
Form I-94: The I-94 is a
white card stapled to the passport next to the entry visa. The I-94
indicates the visa type, date of entry, port of entry, and the specific
period of the time to remain in the U.S. The I-94 should be valid for
“duration of status,” D/S for
To be considered in good academic standing or in status, a student must:
DO NOT work off-campus without U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services authorization. Working without
authorization may result in deportation.
A Social Security number is only assigned to people who are authorized
to work in the United States. The Social Security Administration will
not issue a number just to enroll in school. If you want to get a job
on-campus, you should contact the International Advisor or the
International Students Office and request authorization for work and a
letter for the Social Security Administration. The Social Security
Administration now requires proof that a job offer has been made to the
Requirements vary for international students who want to work and study. Visit the Employment page of our website for details about on-campus and off-campus employment for international students.
If you apply for the summer semester, you must enroll in both summer
sessions. If you applied for the fall Semester or have been attending,
you do not have to attend summer semester.
Yes, as long as your passport and I-20 is valid.
Each college has limited scholarships for student s please visit http://www.alamo.edu/district/schships/# for more information.
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