Step 6 - International Students Only
Montessori Northwest is certified through the Student and Exchange Visitor (SEVIS) Program to offer I-20's for M-1 student visas for our Portland academic year courses. If you are applying for a summer course, or the San Francisco Bay Area primary course, we are not certified to offer visas at this time. The information below is required for all Portland academic year students who require a student visa. Due to processing times for TOEFL tests, transcript evaluations, and visa interviews, we recommend that international applicants begin the visa process no fewer than 3 months before the start of the course.
Apply to Montessori Northwest (Steps 1-5).
Upon acceptance to the course, prepare all documentation then complete Step 6 of the application including payment of the $250 MNW International Student Fee.
Within a couple weeks time, we will create then mail you the I-20 form.
After receiving your I-20, pay the SEVIS I-901 Fee which is approximately US$200 (this will increase to $350 in the spring of 2019). Note this fee is in addition to the MNW International Student Fee. More information about the SEVIS I-901 fee can be found at www.fmjfee.com.
Apply for your visa through a US Embassy or Consulate. Bring these items (and any others requested) to the visa interview:
Printed receipt of I-901 Form
Financial information showing have the monies necessary to pay for your studies abroad including bank statements . If you are receiving sponsorship, a letter from the sponsor and their bank statements.
You might be asked to bring papers or proof that you have every intention of returning to your home country following your training
Transcripts and diplomas
International Student Fee
A fee of $250 is required for all International Students submitting Step 6. The fee supports advising and technical services to meet federal regulations. Have a credit card ready to submit your application.
To continue with your application, please fill out the same contact details you used in previous steps, then click submit to launch the full Step 6 application.