To get a Visa

Getting my student visa was stressful. I thought, “Oh yeah getting all my papers together will be easy! I can do it a few days before I need to go.”

no. no you can’t.

To get my student visa I needed the following:
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Getting a Visa is STRESSFUL

You don’t need a visa to enter every country. US citizens are allowed in the Schengen area for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa. I’m spending 4 months studying in Italy, so yes I’ll need a student visa.

I had to drive to Houston to do an in-person interview, which wasn’t an interview at all. I just sat across from a visa officer, looking at her through a glass window and handing her all my papers. She yelled at me a bit for everything not being perfect. I had print outs of all my official documents, and one of them the signature wasn’t very dark. I emailed the document to her and that seemed to have worked. At least I hope.

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