Bank statement is a mandatory document and its part of your college application package for International students applying to study in the USA.
You are required to get two bank statements. One during your application process and the second one are during the F1 Visa Interview.
Would it be possible to use the same bank statement for both admission and visa interview?
Validity of Bank Statements
Last month, I applied for F-1 visa for US. Unfortunately, I got rejected. I have decided to reapply. My relatives had sponsored me.
I plan to apply again after 5 months. I have this query, “Will I have to make the support affidavit again with new date?”
For how long the affidavit for US embassy can be valid. No information has changed, everything is same. Same college, same country and same amount of money.
Your websites have helped me a lot, you are really doing a humanitarian job. People waste a lot of money with agents. But I just followed the guidelines on your website.
Though I was rejected the visa but it was just because of a foolish mistake. Anyhow, please reply to my query.
F-1 Visa Rejected
I’m sorry to hear that your F-1 visa application got rejected. But I’d like to tell you that one of my friends got his visa stamped during the third attempt. So, don’t give up hope because you still have a chance. Also, you should know by now that you have to be really at your best when appearing for visa interviews.
Your smile, voice tone, how you present yourself, confidence, and much more — everything counts. You didn’t say what was the foolish mistake that you did, so don’t repeat it and I wish you the best of luck next time.
Validity of Bank Statement and Affidavit of Support
As far I know bank statements and affidavits of support are valid for six months from the date they were issued. I have looked at a few universities’ web pages, and they clearly mentioned about the document’s 6 month validity.
I assume the same rule also applies at U.S. consulates, too. I also remember I have read about such documents being valid for six months when they are used for US visa stamping, but I can’t say for sure.
For F1 Visa interview, I would highly recommend getting a recent bank statement. I do understand the reason you are asking this question.
You have pooled the money to get the bank statement, and it may be difficult to get the money again. But, I would still recommend you to get the new bank statement.