Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) 

At least 60 days before the scheduled program start date, contact the Las Vegas Flight Academy (LVFA) Designated School Official (DSO) at The DSO can assist you in applying for training at LVFA and we encourage International customers to visit Student Visa ( to learn complete details and necessary steps for the entire visa process and fees involved. This website also allows the customer to check the wait times at the Embassy or Consulate closest to their location.

The following information is required:

Before an international customer can interview for an M-1 visa to attend training in the United States, LVFA must collect pertinent information from our customer in order to issue a Form I-20 which is needed for the M-1 visa issuance. Your M-1 visa will be your entry document and the Form I-20 will be the legal form which permits you to train in the United States.


  • Customer’s home country permanent address
  • Copy of customer’s valid passport (must be valid throughout length of training plus 6 months)
  • Financial Proof – the M-1 visa requires the client to supply financial evidence for the cost of the training
    • If sponsored by an employer, customer may provide a letter from their company that states responsibility for the cost of the training and living expenses throughout the duration of the training in the United States. This letter must be on official company letterhead addressed to Las Vegas Flight Academy.
    • If the customer is sponsoring themselves, they must provide a certified bank letter, on official company letterhead, that states they have sufficient funds to cover the amount of the costs needed for training at Las Vegas Flight Academy.
    • Please note: The interviewer at the Embassy may ask for any and all documents as it relates to the financial well-being of the customer trying to obtain an M-1 visa. We encourage customers to research the individual Embassy policies as they may vary.
  • English Proficiency is expected to be successful in your training, however, we do not require you submit evidence. You must be proficient in English and attest to this in order to train at LVFA.