Applying for Indian Passport – Given Name vs Surname

Given Name vs Surname passport application

Students applying for passports encounter a particular kind of confusion on how to fill-out the Given Name and Surname fields in their Indian passport applications. We have already written a few articles related to this problem, namely those with Blank Surnames in Indian Passports. Question:  My first name is Sriram. My father’s name, Sampath. I have all…

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Surname Problems: Passport vs Certificates, Marksheets and Documents

Problems Without Surname in The Passport

A couple of more questions about missing surname in Indian passport or surname not matching with the name in certificates and documents. I have posted several articles in the same topic, but I keep getting an email related to the same problem. Most people panic after reading a single blog post about the potential problem they…

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12 FAQs About Bank Statement for University Admission in the USA for I-20

bank statement for university admission

International students should send Bank statement for University admisison to receive I20 (or financial affidavit) for both  Undergraduate and Graduate school applications in the U.S. An Form I-20 will be issued for international students only after the applicant’s bank statement is received by a university. Today, the topic of interest is all about bank statements…

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Can I Borrow Money to Get Bank Statement To Get I-20?

bank statement for i20

International students need to show proof of funds to receive I-20 from SEVIS approved U.S. Universities or colleges. Sometimes they have to borrow money to get bank statement to get I-20. Students can attend F-1 Visa interview only after they receive I-20 in hand.  It’s not always possible for a family in India to have…

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Impact of Getting Bank Statements from Agents

Here’s an interesting question from one of our members about borrowing money from agents to get a bank statement. Which can be used to get I-20 from U.S. Colleges. I went through the articles at HSB. Since I cannot show enough liquid cash for my bank statement, I am considering approaching some “agents” who will…

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Roadmap to Study in USA with Timelines

Following is the Road map to Study in USA with timeline and checklist will give you a guideline for admission to US for Fall and Spring semester. Months listed are for best case scenario. Many students for Fall semester take GRE in Feb/March and still able to get admission for Fall semester. Roadmap to Study…

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Cost of Transcripts Evaluation

I have submitted all my application documents to a Graduate school. Very recently I got an email form Graduate School and they ask me to submit Official WES (or similar) evaluation of all international transcripts (must include GPA calculation). And I check WES site they need a huge amount of money for transcripts evaluation process.…

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Sample LOR for MS in USA

Following sample LOR for MS in US  is shared by Ashish. He has requested HSB readers to comment on his Letter of Recommendation (LOR). Do you know why schools require recommendation letter? Recommendation letter is incredibly important when determining your admission status. They shed additional light on your background, character and experiences from a third-party perspective.…

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What Do We Need to Get Transcripts for US universities?

I have done BSC and MCA from university of pune and planning for MS in CS. I need transcripts for us universities admission. I found it on my University website but I am confused with the options as to which option I should apply for? The options available are as follows: Duplicate Degree Certificate Duplicate…

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How to Strengthen Your Graduate School Application

Today’s article, you will learn How to Strengthen Your Graduate School Application. This post was inspired by a comment posted by a reader few days back. He wanted to know, how to create a strong profile to improve his chances of getting admission in USA. Follow the instructions below that explain in detail on How…

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