Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
ATTN: Director of Operations, DMIN-OI
130 Essex Street
South Hamilton, MA 01982
or Fax to: 978-646-4574
or send .PDF attachments to: [email protected]
Any questions regarding F-1 student visas and the Application for I-20/Visa Certificate should be addressed to the Director of Operations, Doctor of Ministry & Ockenga Institute and Designated School Official, Bridget Erickson at 978-646-4132 or 978-646-4132 or by e-mail to [email protected].
When completing the Application for I-20/Visa Certificate, you are required to show full proof of funding for one academic year in the amounts specified on page 2 of the application. To meet this requirement, you must submit all documents, including bank statements, support letters/affidavits of support, and any other information requested of you. Please note that the embassy/consulate will require original documents; therefore, we recommend that you request two sets of financial documents from each source of funding.
All documents must have been prepared within the last 3 months and should indicate reasonable means of support for future years.
Note: All documents must be presented in English using U.S. $ (USD) conversion. Include any conversion rates used in determining U. S. dollar equivalency.
|Personal Funds||Parents, Family, or Private Sponsor||Organization, agency, foundation, church, or other||Scholarship|
|Submit copy of bank statement in own name (U.S. $)||Submit copy of bank statement in sponsor’sown name (U.S. $)||Submitaffidavit of support,stating conditions of support||Submit copy of Gordon-Conwell scholarship award letter|
|Or letter from bank official in last 3 months showing balances to meet expenses||Or letter from bank official in last 3 months showing sponsor’s balances to meet expenses|
|Submit affidavit of support signed by supporter|
Note: Gordon-Conwell and the embassy official will subject financial documents to careful review and consideration. Especially during your visa interview, be prepared to explain all financial sources and if requested, submit additional documentation as needed.