Mid Island Flight School is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. We have provided flight training for all ratings to students from many different countries around the world. If a student is not a U.S. citizen, there are certain steps which must be followed to insure that the proper government training authority is obtained prior to beginning flight training.
A foreign student must enter the U.S. with the proper immigration Visa; for flight training purposes, this would be an M1 Visa. You first must apply to study at a SEVP certified school in the United States. Mid Island Flight School is a SEVP certified school and can assist you with this Visa application by providing the necessary I-20M form which you will then present to the US Embassy or Consulate in your country. You should take the Form I-20 to the nearest U.S. consulate to obtain a student visa. You must also prove to the consulate that you have the financial resources required for your flight training and living expenses while in the United States. The Embassy or Consulate will be the governing body to issue the M1 Visa for travel and study in the U.S.
In addition to the Visa application fee, Sevis I-901, payable with your application, Mid Island charges a processing fee of $600 for Form I-20M preparation. This fee is payable to Mid Island Air Service by credit card and is not refundable if Visa application is denied by your embassy.
You must report to the school within 30 days prior to the program start date which is listed on your I-20. If you will be delayed for any reason, you must contact the school representative.
Prior to beginning your flight training, you must obtain TSA flight training authorization. TSA approval is required for Sport, Recreational, Private Pilot, Instrument and Multi. Commercial, CFI and ATP training is exempted from TSA security threat assessment. Please follow these easy steps:
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