When the work of applying and being accepted into a college or university in the United States or Canada is over, students still have to contend with the process of getting a student visa or study permit, respectively. This additional process can seem like an overwhelming task for the student. However, the Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs is here to help.
SSSD is consequently inviting students to attend a free workshop entitled “How to Apply for a U.S. Student Visa or Canadian Study Permit” on May 11, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M at SSSD’s office.
“Applying for an U.S. Student Visa or Canadian Study Permit is a very important step in preparing to further studies in the USA or Canada since it ties into immigration matters. If any mistakes are made during the application process then it could cause the application to be delayed or declined (which is unfavorable, since students need to ensure that they start their classes on time,” said SSSD officials.
Students will learn the step by step process of applying for either the U.S. Student Visa or the Canadian Study Permit. The information covered will be from the time you receive your acceptance to the school, to registering for the visa or study permit, up until you arrive in the country of study. Students can still attend this free session even if they have not yet received their acceptance letter or I-20 form from a school.
Seating for this workshop is limited, therefore students are encouraged to contact the career guidance counselors at SSSD to reserve a seat. Students are also encouraged to bring their own writing materials to the workshops and also to be on time. If parents or students have any questions on these workshops, they can contact Mr. Chance or Ms. Manek at telephone 543-1235 for more information. SSSD’s office is located in the Amigo Building, across from the Police Station next to the Windward Island Bank (WIB) in Philipsburg,