An I-20 is a government form that tells the government that you are eligible for F-1 or M-1 student status. It certifies that you are a “bona fide” student, you meet the New England Culinary Institute admissions requirements; you will pursue a full course of study; and you proved to us that you have enough money to study and live in the U.S. without working illegally or suffering from poverty.
- A student must apply to and be accepted to the New England Culinary Institute.
- No more than six months prior to the start of the program to which you have been accepted, you will be required to provide proof of funding for the full length of your program. Proof of funding must be a certified letter from your bank or a sponsor’s bank, and the letter must be mailed by the institution providing the proof. If you have a sponsor, please use this Sponsor affidavit. The affidavit must also be certified. Originals should be mailed to:
Office of International Admissions
New England Culinary Institute
7 School Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
- An Application for I-20 must also be received by the New England Culinary Institute, with a copy of your passport.
- Your I-20 will be mailed to you by the International Student Advisor. Included with this will be instructions on how to make payment for this I-20 with a Form 901. The current cost associated with the I-20 is $200.00. Please make certain to keep a receipt of this payment as it may be needed later. In addition to the instructions for paying for your I-20, you will also receive a list of tips for your embassy interview appointment, if you have one.
- Canadian nationals do not need to apply for a visa appointment. It is very easy to proceed with just your I-20, as your I-94 can be issued at any boarder crossing.
- If you are accepted into one of the New England Culinary Institute’s degree programs you will be applying for an F-1 Visa.
- If you are accepted into one of the New England Culinary Institute’s certificate programs you will be applying for an M-1 Visa.
- If you are currently a student within the U.S. with an F-1 visa, we can easily help you transfer to the New England Culinary Institute as long as you have remained in compliance and have filled out the transfer request form.
For more information on this subject, please contact:
Adonica Williams, International Student Advisor
International Student Admissions
7 School Street
Montpelier, VT 05602 USA
Telephone: 802.225.3210 or 877.223.NECI (6324)