FAQ's for International Students Accepted to JNA Institute of Culinary Arts

*Please note, 您的护照有效期必须超过您在美国停留的时间至少6个月(除非获得豁免) by country-specific agreements).

I was accepted into JNA Institute of Culinary Arts! What do I need to do next?

*This answer does not apply to students from Canada or Bermuda, please read on if you are a citizen of these countries.


Congratulations! As soon as you learn that you are accepted to JNA Institute of Culinary Arts, you should fill out an application for an I-20 and verify your financial status via our Application for Form I-20. 如果您目前在美国,我们可以安排您领取I-20表格的时间. If you are not in the United States, 请与招生部门的人手机上赌博的网址大全,通过联邦快递或电子邮件收到你的I-20表格.

When you receive your I-20 from JNA Institute of Culinary Arts, verify that everything on the form is correct and sign it.

*Please note, an I-20 does not guarantee admission to the U.S.– nor does it guarantee you will be granted an M-1 visa. Do not purchase airfare to the U.S. until you have been granted your M-1 visa.

Complete you application for a nonimmigrant visa, Form DS-160, online.

Next, call the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your country; you must schedule an appointment for your visa interview. You may schedule your interview at any U.S. Embassy or Consulate, 但请注意,在你的永久居住地以外的地方可能很难获得签证资格.

Wait times for interview appointments vary by location, season, and visa category, so you should apply for your visa early. If you intend to travel to the U.S. in less than two (2) months, you may attempt to schedule your interview before your I-20 paperwork arrives. Email admissions@bedbugstreatment.net and request JNA’s school code and your SEVIS number, 因为您将需要这些信息来安排面试和支付SEVIS费用(也称为I-901费用).

You must pay the SEVIS fee (also known as I-901 fee) to apply for your M-1 visa. 这项收费由美国国土安全部于2004年9月开始实施,以补充学生和交流访问者信息系统(SEVIS)的管理和维护费用。. This can be done online at the Student and Exchange Visitor Program: SEVIS I-901 Fee website.

In addition to the SEVIS I-901 fee, residents of some countries may also need to pay a visa application fee. When your visa is approved, you may also need to pay a visa issuance fee, if applicable to your nationality. 欲了解更多与签证和过境有关的各种费用,请阅读 Fees for Visa Services. You can also ask a representative at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

The following documents should be gathered in preparation for your visa interview:

  • Acceptance letter from JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
  • Passport. 您的护照有效期必须超过您在美国停留的时间至少6个月(除非获得豁免) country-specific agreements)
  • Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 confirmation page
  • Application fee payment receipt, if you are required to pay before your interview
  • Your signed I-20

Additional documentation that may be required:

  • Financial documentation that shows you can pay all educational, living, and travel costs for the duration of your program at JNA

During your visa interview, an officer will determine whether you are qualified to receive an M-1 visa. Ink-free, digital fingerprint scans will be taken as part of your application process. They are usually taken during your interview, but this varies based on location. 签证面谈后,您的申请可能需要进一步的行政处理. 如果你的申请需要进一步处理,领事官员会通知你.

When the visa is approved, you may pay a visa issuance fee if applicable to your nationality, and will be informed how your passport with visa will be returned to you. Review the visa processing time, 了解您的护照和签证一般多久可以准备好由快递员领取或递送.

IMPORTANT: When you receive your passport with visa, verify that you were issued an M-1 visa. If you were issued an F-1 visa by the embassy or consulate, you must contact them regarding this mistake prior to arriving at JNA.

Please read FAQ #9 to learn more about the immigration process at the airport.


Unlike nonimmigrant students from other countries, Canadians do not need to visit a U.S. 大使馆或领事馆申请签证,但你需要做一些事情才能参加最火的十个赌博软件.

First, 您需要填写I-20申请表,并通过我们核实您的财务状况 Application for Form I-20. If you are currently in the United States, you can make arrangements to pick up your Form I-20 at JNA Institute of Culinary Arts. If you are not in the United States, 请与招生部门的人手机上赌博的网址大全,通过联邦快递或电子邮件收到你的I-20表格.

When you receive your I-20 from JNA Institute of Culinary Arts, verify that everything on the form is correct and sign it. You will need to travel with this document, so do not misplace it.

您必须在抵达美国之前支付SEVIS费用(也称为I-901费用). 这项收费由美国国土安全部于2004年9月开始实施,以补充学生和交流访问者信息系统(SEVIS)的管理和维护费用。. This can be done online at the Student and Exchange Visitor Program: SEVIS I-901 Fee website.

You must travel with your signed I-20 and your I-901 fee receipt. When you enter the United States, 入境口岸(POE)的海关和边境巡逻队(CBP)官员将决定您是否有资格进入美国.S. 你应该准备好在抵达美国时出示所有的财务证明文件.S. POE in order be admitted as a nonimmigrant student.


  • Apply for an I-20 from JNA
  • Pay the SEVIS I-901 fee
  • Bring the following documents with you into the United States:
    • Your signed I-20
    • Your I-901 fee receipt
    • 证明你有能力支付在美国学习期间的学费和生活费用的财务文件



Bermudian citizens do not currently require a visa to attend school in the United States. Presentation of the I-20 for vocational studies, a SEVIS fee receipt (I-901), 经济支持证明和入境口岸的有效护照足以让百慕大学生在美国上学. However, since you will be remaining in the United States for more than 180 days, you may find that having an M-1 visa can assist with obtaining a U.S. driver’s license, securing accommodations, or re-entry from land border crossings.
To apply for an M-1 visa, schedule an appointment at your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate.


Receiving a Form I-515 is not good. 您收到这张表格是因为您没有记得携带所有必需的文件来美国. 您必须立即将您的所有文件和I-515表格带到最火的十个赌博软件的招生办公室. You are not permitted to attend classes until you meet with a staff person at JNA.
从进入美国之日起,你只有30天的时间向学生交流访问者项目官员提交正确的文件. Failure to do so can result in deportation and the revocation of your M-1 visa.


如果你在上一所学校的课程已经开始,你可以将你目前的M-1签证转到JNA less than six (6) months ago. M-1转学不能在项目开始6个月之后进行(这个日期会在你的I-20上注明)。. If your program at your previous school began more than six (6) months ago, 你需要遵循从最火的十个赌博软件获得M-1签证的标准流程.
如果您想转学到JNA,请通知您目前学校的注册主任并发送电子邮件 admissions@bedbugstreatment.net.


No. To attend JNA Institute of Culinary Arts you must have an M-1 visa for JNA. You should follow the steps outlined in FAQ #1.


Yes, it absolutely matters. The School needs to supply this information to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program. As soon as you secure your local living arrangements, you must update the Admissions Office at JNA Institute of Culinary Arts. You are not permitted to attend classes until you provide this information.


It’s true, Visas typically do not expire for 4 or more years, however when studying in the United States, you must also have a current I-20. Unfortunately, each Form I-20 can only be issued for a period of 12 months.

To remedy this, 您将与招生办公室一起完成并提交USCIS I-539申请更改或延长非移民身份. The fee for this application is $290.00, payable by check or money order.

Unless canceled or revoked, a visa is valid until its expiration date. Therefore, a valid U.S. visa in an expired passport is still valid. 如果过期护照上有有效签证,不要从过期护照上取下. 您可以使用过期护照上的有效签证和新的有效护照来旅行和进入美国.


As a foreign national entering the U.S., you will need certain documents with you as evidence of your legal status. You should have with you:

  • your passport with a valid visa (Canadian citizens are exempt from visa requirement)
  • your I-20 (M-1 visa holders)
  • it is also a good idea to bring proof of your financial support with you, in case the inspector at the airport asks for it

您可以在I-20上列出的项目开始日期前30天内以M身份进入美国(第5部分)。. Please plan accordingly.
If you have your documents properly prepared, your experience with USCIS and Customs (CBP) will go easily, but it might be time consuming. Your experience will be as follows:

  • When you disembark from the airplane at the US airport, you will be directed to the immigration (CBP) station. There, a US inspector will ask to see your passport, visa stamp, and your SEVIS I-20. They may also ask to see proof of financial support.
  • Next, you will be directed to Baggage Claim. If you checked any baggage, those items will be placed on the carousel marked with your flight number. Do not worry if you do not see your bags at first. Sometimes it takes a while to have all bags placed on the carousel.
  • At the US Customs desk, 您将出示您的护照和您的空乘人员在飞机上给您的海关申报单(确保您已填写表格)。. Customs regulations will not allow you to bring fresh foods or plants into the country, so you should leave those items at home. 工作人员可能会要求你打开你的包进行随机检查,或者把它们放在扫描仪上.

Did you lose or misplace your I-20? (Also see FAQ #4)

If you lost or misplaced your I-20, do not panic. Ask the inspector to issue you a Form I-515. The I-515 will allow you to legally enter the US as an M-1, but only for one month. Come to the Admissions Department to check in as soon as possible after you arrive, and we will take care of the Form I-515.


非移民是为了特定目的而寻求临时进入美国的人. Furthermore, 所有非移民都需要签证才能进入美国,以实现这一目的. Once they are in the United States, they have a non-immigrant status, 他们必须通过追求既定目标和遵循某些规定来维持这些目标. The M-1 status allows you to study a vocational subject, like culinary/pastry arts, as a full-time student.

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