Advanced International Aviation Academy is a SEVIS, SEVP certified school by US Department of Homeland Security and US Immigration & Customs.

Once you are accepted into our SEVP-certified school, AIA Academy’s designated school official “DSO” will send you a document called the Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status.” The Form I-20 is a paper record of your information in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) database. Students who wish to attend our school, are provided with documents to apply for M1 student visa, if they meet the admission requirements. You must also obtain a separate Form I-20 for any eligible dependents you plan to bring to the United States with you.

Visit the US Government website for Student Visa Information :

Once you receive your I-20 form from AIA Academy, make sure you sign and date the form. Then, you must pay the I-901 SEVIS fee online at This fee is paid towards maintaining the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) used by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Then contact your local U.S. Embassy to make an appointment to apply for your M-1 Visa.  This Visa interview appointment process could take several weeks, depending on the appointment waiting list.


Bring the following documents with you for your US Visa appointment:

□ Your ink signed and dated I-20
□ Printed DS-160 Confirmation Page
□ Receipt for your DS-160 payment
□ Receipt for your I-901 payment
□ Passport with  validity at least 6 months past your intended period of stay in USA
□ Travel Itinerary/Tickets (if you already made travel arrangements)
□ Financial documents – Proof of funds
□ Any additional documents related to your admission to our school
□ Copies of AIA Academy correspondence with you, admission acceptance, brochure etc.
□ Documents to prove that you wish to become a pilot and return to your country, thereafter. Proof of ties to your country.