The I-20 Form is a Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status. Once you have been accepted into a SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program)-certified school, and paid your I-901 SEVIS fee, an official representative from your school will give you the appropriate I-20 Form based on whether the school you attend is in F-1 or M-1 status.. Every school that accepts you will send you an I-20 Form once you’ve paid the fee. Only complete the I-20 Form from the school that you decide to attend.
Follow the instructions on the 4 links below and you’ll be on your way to becoming an M-1 student with Star Helicopters Flight Training programs.
Before proceeding with your M-1 Visa Application you should first apply with the TSA for approval for Flight Training (if this is your initial Flight Training for a Private Pilot Certificate or you are applying for an Instrument Rating).
What is SEVIS?
SEVIS stands for Student and Exchange Visitor Information System. It is a nationwide, Internet-based system that the U.S. government uses to maintain accurate and current information on non-immigrant students (F and M visa), exchange visitors (J visa), and their dependents (F-2, M-2, and J-2).
You will be registered as an non-immigrant for an M-1 Visa, after you have been issued your I-20 you will receive an M-1 Visa to attend Star Helicopters for Flight Training.
You are first entered into SEVIS (by a Designated School Official at Star Helicopters) when your initial I-20 is created. When your initial I-20 is printed out, it comes with a barcode and a unique SEVIS ID number. This SEVIS ID should stay with you for as long as you study continuously in the U.S. even if you change your major or transfer to a new school. (If you are out of the U.S. for more than five consecutive months, then you will need a new I-20 to re-enter the U.S.).
When you enter the U.S., your arrival is recorded in SEVIS at your port of entry. After you begin your studies in the U.S., SEVIS maintains personal information about you and your academic status. In other words, SEVIS tracks whether you are maintaining M-1 status. The designated school officials (DSO’s) are required by law to enter the following information about each M-1 student:
Your SEVIS record may be terminated for various reasons, for example, if you do not enroll in classes when you should; if you are dismissed for any reason; or if you work off-campus. If your SEVIS record is terminated, you will have to file for reinstatement if you wish to continue studying in the U.S. [/text]