Foreigners must obtain a special visa in the United States of America to learn to be a pilot or to continue their aviation education.

To enroll in individual courses, students must choose a School, Academy, or Institution that is SEVIS-approved. This approval is necessary for the school to support M-1 visas for students.

Once you have been accepted to a School, the Designated School Official (DSO) will provide you with a Form I-20.

SkyEagle Aviation Academy in the United States is SEVIS-authorized and assists its potential students with their M-1 visa applications. As per federal regulations, the Academy has the authority to admit non-U.S. citizens. Moreover, we have the capacity to accept students from other academies.

We will furnish you with the Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status, commonly known as Form I-20, providing detailed information on your program’s start day, duration, and costs, including payment for the SEVIS fee to support the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System.

Remember that the student can get a Form I-20 for all family members he plans to bring to the United States. If you are taking your spouse, children, parents, or guardians, take care of preparing documents and applying for a visa for them as well.

Pilot students will be required to:

Before you schedule your visa interview, make sure you have filled out the DS-160 accurately, as discrepancies may affect your visa application. According to the law, a person must sign and submit their application electronically. If you doubt the correctness of filling out all the documents, we recommend contacting professionals – visa agencies operating all over the world. They can help with finding an interview window, booking an interview time, filling out the DS-160, and checking all the required documents

In order to prepare better for your visa interview at the United States Embassy, it is important to create a compelling story that highlights your educational and career goals, as well as your ties to your home country.

Sometimes they additionally ask about your intentions after pilot training, specifically whether you want to leave the United States. Conversations may arise concerning your strategy for covering the costs associated with education, accommodation, and travel.

Bring essential documents to the interview

  1. Form I-20, issued by the Academy where you will study in the future. You will be registered as a student in SEVIS.
  2. The I-901 SEVIS fee also known as the SEVIS fee will be paid at FMJfee.com before the interview. The receipt should be printed to be used as physical proof of payment at the visa appointment.
  3. Confirmation of DS-160, which was filled out online only by those who applied for a visa.
  4. A passport must be valid more than 6 months after graduation from the Academy.
  5. Proof of funds (bank statement) and Student Agreement with the Academy and if payment is completed – payment confirmation.
  6. Additionally, we recommend taking the Acceptance letter from SkyEagle Aviation Academy.

Note that an organized portfolio increases your chances of success.


Demonstrate financial stability by preparing all documentation, including bank statements or sponsorship letters. Based on the information provided, you are able to secure a pilot training visa successfully.

We remind you that such a visa does not guarantee entry to the United States. Yes, it provides preliminary permission to a foreign citizen to cross the United States border. However, Department of Homeland Security and United States Customs and Border Protection officials at a customs inspection have the authority to grant or deny entry to the United States.

It is not always possible to use a visa immediately after receiving it. After all, those who have not yet studied in the United States can come to the country no earlier than 30 days before the start of their studies.

The visa is issued for a period of up to 3 years, but despite this, the student must leave the US after completing his study program. During studies, a student can take a vacation and go home. This visa allows multiple entry and exit. However, you need to follow the rules written on the SEVIS website and must first obtain permission from the PDSO of our school to leave the school and indicate the date of return.

Please note that this visa category does not allow work. Follow the schedule and adhere to international visa regulations throughout your studies. Upon finishing your studies, you will have the chance to switch to a different visa category (such as one that allows employment) and explore job opportunities.

Considering the above, it is worth emphasizing that obtaining an M-1 visa for admission to an international flight Academy is not an easy step in realizing your aviation dream in the United States. And indeed, it requires careful planning and following certain steps and instructions. That is why SkyEagle Aviation Academy, being a customer-focused organization, is fully prepared to assist students throughout their entire preparation process for coming to the USA, including obtaining a visa.