American English Language School


The American Way: Do It On Your Own - F1 visa application

July 25, 2016

The U.S. embassy and consulate have some key requirements before allowing any foreign language student to apply for F-1 visa status. First, every incoming student must be approved by a school, such as Optimus Language School, that is SEVP (student and exchange visitor program) approved. You can select a SEVP approved school you would like to attend (visit

Once you are approved by the school in the United States that you wish to be a part of, you will then be a part of the SEVIS (student and exchange visitor information system). At this point, the U.S. SEVP approved school is able to provide an I-20 form to present to the consular office when attending a visa interview. In cases where families travel together, the I-20 form is only valid for an individual. All other family members must obtain their own I-20 forms; however, the associated SEVIS I-901 fee only needs to be paid once.

1. Select a SEVP approved school you would like to attend (visit

2. be accepted by the school and get a Form I-20 from the school

3. Pay the SEVIS I-901 fee and print out the receipt from the website

Tagged: Language School in Orange County, Study English Orange County

American English Language School opened in 2008 as a full-immersion English language school in Orange County, California. We are a SEVIS approved language school in Orange County, California. (A SEVP certified language school in Orange County, California.) We offer admission to both international and local students who wish to immerse themselves in the English language and American culture. If you want to study English in Orange County or participate in an ESL program in Orange County, American English Language School in Brea is the place for you! American English Language School is near Fullerton and Yorba Linda if you want to attend ESL class in the Fullerton and Yorba Linda area.