HCMUS Procedures Checklist
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1) Applying to UNCP
Submit all the following required documents:
[ ] Completed UNCP Undergraduate Admissions Application for HCMUS 2+2 Students.
[ ] Certified/Official English-language translation of post-secondary institutions attended.
[ ] Statement of Eligibility as full-time college/university student.
[ ] Certified/Official English language translation of current transcript, plus Vietnamese original. Coursework “in progress” is acceptable.
[ ] Certificate of Record on Student’s National University Entrance Examination.
[ ] Money order/cashier’s check of $40.
[ ] Proof(s) of Financial Support.
[ ] Completed and signed application sent to meet DEADLINE: MARCH 15.
Documents must be received by UNCP no later than this date.
[ ] If you do not yet have a valid Vietnamese passport, it is suggested that you apply for it now, so as to avoid delays.
[ ] If you already have a valid Vietnamese passport, check to ensure
that it will not expire while you are abroad.
NOTE: Students may only apply for their U.S. student visa after acceptance by The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
2) After Submitting Your Application To UNCP
Familiarize yourself online with the US visa application process, so that you are informed and ready to apply.
Important Warning/Advice from the Consulate General’s website: (http://hochiminh.usconsulate.gov/consular_section.html)
“Please note that the Consulate General does not deal with so-called visa brokers or visa fixers. Anyone who claims they can guarantee visa issuance or expedite visa processing is lying. The Consulate General treats allegations of fraud or malfeasance in visa processing very seriously. If you have specific information about an incidence of fraud or malfeasance, please contact the Consulate office.”
[ ] Consult the website of the Consulate General of the United States, Ho Chi Minh City, for the latest visa application news and regulations.
Website: http://hochiminh.usconsulate.gov/niv/general_information.html Information is also available in Vietnamese utilizing a link at the top of the page.
[ ] Read and understand the Consulate’s “Student and Exchange Visitors” webpage: http://hochiminh.usconsulate.gov/student/visa.html This page will tell you about the U.S. student visa, and what applicants are generally required to demonstrate.
[ ] How to apply for your visa: http://hochiminh.usconsulate.gov/how/to/apply.html
[ ] Questions about the application process? First consult the very helpful “Frequently-Asked Questions” page for students: http://hochiminh.usconsulate.gov/faq2.html#faq2
We recommend that all applicants read this FAQ page.
[ ] Begin to think about your travel from Ho Chi Minh City (Airport code: SGN) to Raleigh-Durham (RDU), North Carolina.
3) Upon Acceptance To UNCP
[ ] Celebrate! We are looking forward to welcoming you to UNCP.
[ ] Because visa regulations and procedures can change very quickly, look again at the website of the Consulate General of the United States, Ho Chi Minh City, for the latest visa application news and regulations: http://hochiminh.usconsulate.gov/niv/general_information.html
[ ] Similarly, double-check the student visa application procedure: http://hochiminh.usconsulate.gov/how/to/apply.html
[ ] Collect all the materials that you will need to take with you to the Consulate. Do you have everything that you need?
[ ] In preparation for your visa interview, go back to the Consulate’s FAQ page (http://hochiminh.usconsulate.gov/faq2.html#faq2 ).
[ ] Read the question and answer for FAQ Number 3 again.
[ ] Review the basic information about UNCP at: http://www.uncp.edu/uncp/about/
[ ] Also helpful: The International Programs E-Book.
[ ] Find your major (http://www.uncp.edu/catalog/programs.htm) and read about the courses offered at UNCP
[ ] Practice your English by speaking, reading and listening to English as much as possible before you go to your appointment.
4) Your Visa Appointment
5) U.S. Student Visa Issued
CONGRATULATIONS, you are almost on your way!
[ ] As required, wire your funds to UNCP. Deadline: JULY 1.
[ ] Check the RDU shuttle schedule on the International Programs website.
[ ] Make your travel plans.
[ ] Check the current baggage limits of your airline, and re-check them again before going to the airport.
[ ] Similarly, check the TSA website for information (Look for: “What To Know Before You Go”) about what you are permitted to take on board the plane with you: http://www.tsa.gov/
SEE YOU IN PEMBROKE!
Updated: Friday, December 17, 2010
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