Visa Process - Financial Requirements & Forms

International Financial Document Requirements

All students are required to fill out and submit an International Student Financial Form (ISFF)  for EACH sponsor.

  • If students submit more than one form of financial information, only ONE parent/account holder must be listed on form.

Download the International Student Financial Form (ISFF) pdf

Example: Mother and Father submit ISFF, with documentation, for a Savings Account.  Mother ALSO submits another ISFF, with documentation, for her own account. The Father DOES NOT need to be listed on the documents for the second account, only the mother.

  • Documents must be less than six months old

  • Statements and letter must be received within six months of the date of issuance from the bank.

  • When updating application terms (i.e. deferring enrollment for a semester), new bank statements may be required if the statement becomes older than 12 months.

All documents should be written in English or be able to be translated by GU staff

  • Students are required to provide proof that they have financial support which includes tuition, fees, and living expenses.  Students are allowed to submit financial information from multiple sources.

Bank letters must include the following information:

  • Name of account holder

  • Type of account

  • Total available balance or beginning and end

  • Date of issuance (cannot be more than 6 months old)

  • Be printed on official bank stationery (letterhead) that includes the banks name and address which can be a logo or heading.

  • Signed by a bank official or official stamp/notary by a bank official

Bank Statements must include the following information:

  • Name of account holder

  • Statement summaries (transaction histories are not needed)

  • Date Statement was issued

  • Type of account

  • Total available balance held by account holder

  • Online statements may be accepted pending review by an advisor

  • Official bank name and address which can include a logo or official heading (letterhead)

  • If a corporate bank account is being used by a sponsor a letter must be submitted that includes the following:

    • Must be on company letterhead with date the letter was printed listed on document.

    • MUST list the sponsor’s name and that they have permission to access and use the account for the education purposes for listed student

All funds must be immediately available as in liquid, which means that all funds can be readily converted to cash when and if needed.

  • Types of ACCEPTABLE Accounts

    • Checking

    • Savings

    • Money Market

    • Provident Accounts

      • Must clearly state the amount that can be withdrawn BEFORE the start of classes. Showing the total available balance is sufficient.

    • Fixed Deposit/Fixed Term/Time Deposits:

      • Must mature by the start of the semester.

    • Scholarship Award Letters

      • Must clearly state what the scholarship includes, such as tuition, fees and books. If the scholarship also includes a stipend, the letter must include the exact dollar amount the student should receive per month.

An International Student Financial Form (ISFF is required when funds from someone other than the student/applicant are being used.

Electronic bank statements

  • Bank statements that meet the above criteria can be send electronically to GU

  • All students may be asked upon arrival to produce their official bank statements as deemed necessary by the Office of International Admissions.