Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey


Most of our students come on an F-1 visa, a non-immigrant classification which allows you to remain in the U.S. as long as you are a properly registered full-time student.

Visa Application Checklist

Complete the I-20 Application
Copy of informational page(s) of your passport: showing your name, date of birth and passport expiration date. While most passports have this on one page, there are some cases where you may need to submit multiple pages of your passport.
Bank Letter/Statement: this document must be in English, be issued no earlier than 6 months prior to your program start date and contain the following information:


  • Name of the bank: Preferably on the financial institution’s letterhead and/or stamped by bank personal
  • Name of the account holder
  • Amount of funds available
  • Type of account: funds need to be immediately available to the student, such as in a checking/savings account. Funds that are invested (mutual funds or tied up assets) cannot be used to show financial support.
  • Currency of funds: preferably in USD, if your bank cannot issue the statement with currency conversion, the document must clearly state the currency of funds listed.

If your financial institute is unable to issue a statement in English, a certified translated copy can be submitted with the original document.

Sponsor Letter: If you will have a financial sponsor (parent, relative, and/or private) then they must fill out and sign the Sponsor Letter.
Dependents: For any dependent that will accompany you, a copy of their passport information page will be required and additional financial support will need to be shown. A dependent is defined as a spouse or child.

Applicants who are in the U.S.

Form I-94: Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document
Current U.S. Visa
Current I-20 (if in F-1 status) or other immigration document(s)
Please note that if you are currently in the U.S., but not in a status that allows for study, you may need to make plans to travel before your intended start date. If you have any concerns about your current status, and whether it allows for study, please email visas@miis.edu to discuss your situation.


Submitting Your Documents


Mail your documents to:

International Student & Scholar Services
Middlebury Institute of International Studies
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA


Submit your documents via the Document Submission Webform