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Alfa Education Services can assist you in applying for the appropriate visa to enter the country where you are intending to study by providing full advice on student visa issues. Although the process is relatively straightforward, getting your visa requires good planning and preparation.

Before you can apply for a visa, you must know what institute you will be attending. International students must prove to the institute of their choice that they can pay all study fees and living expenses while studying.  Once you've been accepted and the institute is satisfied that you can support yourself, we will send you the institution acceptance document to show that you have been offered admission and the institute is satisfied that you can afford to study there. It also shows the date when you are expected to arrive at the institute to begin your study. Depending on the country of your study, some institutions will require you to pay a deposit to reserve your place, application processing fees might also be charged. 

This admission document is required to apply for your student visa. Once received you are required to put together other documents needed to apply for the visa.

The type of documents required depends on the country of your destination, the country of your origin, the program you are taking and the length of your study, in most cases you will need: 

  • A passport that is valid for at least six months or longer
  • A passport-sized photograph of yourself
  • The completed visa application form
  • The visa processing fees

Although these are the main documents needed to apply, you may also need to gather documentation to support certain aspects of your visa application such as:

  • Financial documents, such as bank statements and statements from any investments that you plan to use to finance your education
  • Documents showing any scholarships or financial help from other sources (institution financial aid, governmental or organizational grants)
  • Evidence that you intend to return to your home country, such as a statement from an employer that you'll be considered for a job or have been offered a job after you complete your study; evidence that you own assets in your home country; anything else that shows that you have strong ties to your home country.

Your visa application, supporting documentation, and your interview (if required) must work together to answer the following questions:

  • Are you a real student?
  • Do you intend to return to your home country after completing your study?
  • Do you have enough money to support yourself while studying?
Please note that embassies and consulates in some countries are very busy and may have  long waiting lists for visa interviews or visa processing. It is a good idea to start this process as early as possible to avoid any unexpected delays.

If you are required to attend an interview, you should arrive well prepared. Think through your answers to some of the following questions:

  • Why do you want to study abroad?
  • Why did you choose this institute?
  • Why did you choose this major? What jobs does this major prepare you for?
  • How will studying abroad prepare you for a job at home?
  • What have you been involved in that shows your commitment to your home country?
  • How will you pay for the institution fees and living expenses?
  • Other questions about the country of your study,  your educational plans, your career plans, and your finances.

Always be polite, and make your answers short and to the point. Most interviews are less than five minutes, so short answers are best.








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