TFS welcomes International Students


The Flight School of Gwinnett is authorized under Student and Exchange Visitor Program to enroll international students by issuing the I-20 form, allowing students to apply for an M-1 student visa.


Please go through and follow the steps below in order to enroll at TFS. 


1. Contact us

Please reach out to Tony Wang

Email: tony@theflightschool.com

Phone: (+1) 770-513-0000. Please ask to speak to Tony Wang


2. Complete Enrollment Form

Complete the International Student Enrollment Form and click "Submit."


ENROLLMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

3. Obtain required certificates

     (i)   FAA medical certificate. Visit medxpress.faa.gov

     (ii)  FAA student certificate. Visit iacra.faa.gov

     (iii) Medical Certificate (minimum Second Class) appointment with a certified FAA Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). 

     (iv)  Transportation Security Administration (TSA) clearance via AFSP. Visit https://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov.


4. Provide required documents and deposit to The Flight School

Once the form is submitted, the Flight School of Gwinnett will send you a confirmation email. Once you receive the confirmation email, provide the following to The Flight School: 

     (i)   Scanned copy of current Passport. 

     (ii)  Proof of financial support

     (iii) Proof of English language proficiency

     (iv)  Highest level of education and corresponding official transcript

     (v)  Tuition deposit ($2,500 USD, to be deducted from total course price). Coordinate with Tony Wang directly for instructions. 


5. Expect Form I-20 from The Flight School

Once all the required information above is received, The Flight School of Gwinnett will create a SEVIS record, form I-20. The I-20 will be sent to you via courier service to the address you provided in the Enrollment Form in Step 2. If any information is missing, the Flight School will contact you. Please ensure you are monitoring your email closely. 


6. Pay SEVIS I-901 Fee

Once you received the I-20 form, visit https://www.fmjfee.com to pay the SEVIS I-901 fee (only for you, not for your dependents). 


7. Obtain M-1 Student Visa 

In order to obtain your Student Visa, please visit  https://www.usembassy.gov to find a U.S. consulate and make an appointment.

On the day of your appointment, be sure to bring the following: 

     (i)  Original I-20 form, signed by a TFS official

     (ii) Proof of financial support

     (iii) Completed application form DS-160

     (iv) Passport that is valid for at least 6 months after expected arrival date to the U.S. 

     (v) Two photos that conform to the requirements outlined here

     (vi) SEVIS I-901 fee payment receipt


8. Travel to Atlanta, GA

When traveling to the U.S., be sure to bring the following: 

     (i)   I-20

     (ii) Passport + Student Visa
     (iii) Proof of financial support
     (iv) Your future U.S. address


Congratulations!