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The following list of supporting documents can be used for the visa appointment at the U.S. Embassy and also entry into the United States.

  • Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 from UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • visa application Form DS-160 (for US EMBASSY APPOINTMENTS ONLY)
  • SEVIS fee receipt
  • passport (must be valid at least 6 months into the future upon the date of proposed entry into the US)
  • other supporting documentation:
    • the letter of admission to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil
    • an award letter from the UNC department (if you have received an assistantship) or from a scholarship program (if you have been awarded a scholarship or fellowship)
    • proof of financial support (if you are privately funded)
      TOEFL scores (if applicable).
      School transcripts with a record of your grades.
    • copies of the student’s supporting documentation (see above)
      a marriage certificate (for spouse)
      birth certificates (for children)
  • If family members will apply for dependent visas (F-2 or J-2):
    • dependent’s Form I-20 or DS-2019
    • visa application forms DS-160 (for US EMBASSY APPOINTMENTS ONLY)
    • passport


    Thorough scrutiny of documentation can be expected. Please review and insure the accuracy of your documents before presenting them to a consular officer or immigration inspector.