Visa Information

Are you interested in applying for a student visa? Do you want to change your status in the United States to study full-time? Do you want to transfer your I-20 record to BEI? Our staff is knowledgeable and friendly. In fact, our expertise is well-known! We are a preferred school for top local immigration law firms. Every year, we welcome students from all over the world who choose to pursue their education at BEI. We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

F-1 Visa

The F-1 Visa allows you to enter the United States as a full-time student. If you want to study in BEI’s Intensive English Programs, you will need the F-1 visa to travel to Houston.

 

BEI is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students in our Intensive English Programs.

Initial

Prepare Your Documents

  1. Passport Biographic Page
  2. Bank Statements with Current Balance

Dependents? – We need their Passport Bio Page, too.

Financial Sponsor? – Submit Sponsorship Letter or Form I-134 (US bank accounts)

  1. International Student Enrollment Agreement
  2. $90 Registration Fee
  3. Collect your I-20 from BEI within 5 business days

*I-20 packet can be shipped to your country via DHL – $135 fee

  1. Pay the I-901 FMJ fee at fmjfee.com $350 fee
  2. Schedule your Visa Interview with DS-160 Non-immigrant visa application – $160 fee
  3. Interview for Your F-1 Visa (Fingers Crossed!)
  4. See You Soon!

Transfer

Prepare Your Documents

  1. Passport Biographic Page
  2. Copy of your I-20s
  3. Copy of your I-94
  4. Copy of your F-1 Visa or I-797 Approval Notice (COS)
  5. Bank Statements with Current Balance
  6. BEI Transfer Form completed by current advisor

Dependents? – We need their Passport Bio Page, too.

Financial Sponsor? – Submit Sponsorship Letter or Form I-134 (US bank accounts)

  1. Complete top portion of BEI Transfer Form before sending to your current advisor
  2. International Student Enrollment Agreement
  3. $90 Registration Fee

  1. Collect your New I-20
  2. Take the Placement Exam

Change of Status

Prepare Your Documents

  1. Passport Biographic Page
  2. Copy of Visa with entry stamp
  3. Copy of your I-94
  4. Copy of your I-539 Application
  5. Bank Statements with Current Balance

Dependents? – We need their Passport Bio Page, Visa, and I-94, too.

Financial Sponsor? – Submit Sponsorship Letter or Form I-134 (US bank accounts)

  1. International Student Enrollment Agreement
  2. $200 Registration Fee

  1. Pay the I-901 FMJ fee at fmjfee.com $350 fee
  2. File I-539 Application (Online or by Mail)
  3. USCIS will notify you of your approval by mail.
  4. Register for class
  5. Take the Placement Exam

Reinstatement

Ways to be Reinstated

  1. Request USCIS to Reinstate your Student Record.
  2. Leave the US and re-enter using a new I-20 with a new SEVIS number.

Meet with an advisor to determine which reinstatement method is best for you

  1. Passport Biographic Page
  2. Copy of your I-20s
  3. Copy of your I-94
  4. Copy of your F-1 Visa or I-797 Approval Notice (COS)
  5. Bank Statements with Current Balance
  6. BEI Transfer Form completed by current advisor

Dependents? – We need their Passport Bio Page, too.

Financial Sponsor? – Submit Sponsorship Letter or Form I-134 (US bank accounts)

  1. International Student Enrollment Agreement
  2. $90 Registration Fee

Process depends on how you reinstate your record. Contact your BEI advisor for more details.

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