Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey


Use the checklist to make sure you have completed your application correctly.

Visa Application Checklist

  1. Complete the DS-2019 Application

  2. 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.

  3. Sponsor Letter – If you will receive financial support from a third party sponsor, please submit a financial guarantee letter with the following information:
    • Date document is provided
    • Name of your sponsor
    • Duration of financial sponsorship
    • Expenses covered under financial sponsorship (tuition, health insurance, cost of living, etc.)
    • Signed by representative writing letter
    • Letter needs to be on letterhead from sponsoring organization or government
  1. Personal Bank Letter/Statement: 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: Letter needs to be on financial institution’s letterhead and/or stamped by bank personal

    • Name of the account holder

    • Type of account and amount of funds available: 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: preferable 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.


  1. 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.

Submitting Your Documents

1. Mail your documents to:

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


2. Email your (scanned) documents to:


Emailed documents must be in a readable, PDF file format. Unreadable documents will be returned to you and may delay your the processing of your visa application.