Terms and Resources
for your travel studies
CRICOS Code: Study Group Australia Pty Limited trading as Embassy English CRICOS Provider Code: 01682E
When to apply?
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website recommends students contact the US Embassy or Consulate in their country 90 days in advance of their arrival in the USA. Please consider this when applying for a course at one of our schools in the USA.
What is the I-20 form and why do you need one?
The I-20 form proves you have been offered a place at a language school and have enough funds to support yourself during your time in the USA. You need the I-20 form when you apply for a Student Visa (F1) for the USA.
Embassy English can issue your I-20 form, but before we can do this, we need:
What is the SEVIS fee?
The SEVIS fee is paid to the US Department of Homeland Security. All foreign nationals arriving to the United States to study are required to pay the SEVIS fee except those arriving on an ESTA or Tourist Visa. The SEVIS fee is separate from and additional to any visa application fees.
Students can pay the fee one of two ways:
Other points to note about SEVIS:
Students need to apply for a visa before arrive in the UK unless you are a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) national. Find out if you need a visa on the GOV.UK website.
Type of visas:
Note: Note: If travelling to the UK on a different type of visitor visa, such as tourist, academic or business visa, you can study English for up to 6 weeks. If, however, your main reason for coming to the UK is to study, then you need to apply for the relevant student visitor visa, see above.
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Statistics: we are interested in knowing how many people are accessing our websites, how often they visit and from which countries. We also want to know which pages are most popular and which of our marketing activities are bringing relevant traffic to our websites. The cookies do not contain any personal information. We use Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Adobe Digital Marketing Suite, Eloqua and Sitecore to record and analyse this data, and we use the results of our analysis to improve our websites.
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Functionality: when a website user fills in a form or expresses an interest in one of courses or centres we use this information to create a profile for that user. The profile is stored in a secure database and a unique cookie is written to the client computer which allows us to retrieve information from the stored profile in order to provide enhanced website functionality like pre-filling an application form that has not yet been submitted. The cookie that provides access to the profile does not contain any personal information and has a lifetime of 30 days. After this time it is impossible for the stored profile to be accessed by our websites. The stored profile does not contain credit card information.
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