International Student Flight Training

Squadron 2 is a leader in international flight training.

  • Student fills out the I-20 request form for Squadron 2
    • Then email the application and financial statements to Squadron 2.
    • Pay the application processing fee. Contact Squadron 2 for payment methods
      • We accept PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle.
      • The payment does not include postage if required.
  • Squadron 2 applies for an I-20 on the student’s behalf and mails the I-20 to the student.
    • Students must pay the postage to return via mail.
  • The student applies to the local US Consulate or Embassy for their visa interview. The student can arrange for the interview while the I-20 is in transit, but the visa interview date must be at least ten days after the date the I-20 was applied for to allow adequate time for the I-20 to arrive.
  • At the Student will pay $350 on-line for the I-20. Step by step instructions are provided on the web site. The student will receive an I-901 form.
  • The student then attends the visa interview at the local US Consulate or Embassy, making sure to arrive with all required documentation where the student will receive the passport with the visa if the interview is passed.

Application Checklist

This will Be done with an instructor

I-20 Application

Each student will be responsible for paying the following fees for services required prior to beginning class, please be aware some of these fees change from time to time:

Squadron 2 application processing fee for I-20: $150
SEVIS I-901 fee for I-20: $350
US Embassy/Consular visa fee: $390
US TSA fee: $130 (per license/rating)
Fingerprinting fee: $100-150
US Federal Aviation Administration medical exam: $160 Approx.

Medical Exam

Prior to starting training, each student will be required to obtain a US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airman Medical Certificate. Although a medical certificate can be obtained in the US, it is strongly recommended that each student obtain their First Class US FAA Airman Medical Certificate prior to traveling to the US to ensure that they are medically fit to begin training upon arrival. Designated FAA Medical Examiners who are authorized to issue US FAA Airman Medical Certificates are located in many countries outside of the United States. Locate one in your country at the following link:  Squadron 2 recommends the First Class Medical Certificate.

Health and Accident Insurance

Prior to beginning flight training, each student must provide proof of health and accident insurance that will cover the student during their entire stay in the US. International Student Insurance specializes in providing insurance to students studying abroad. Here is a link to their website: