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SEVIS Program Information

Flying Schools in USA For International Students


The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is the Web-based system that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses to maintain information on Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools and the M-1 students who come to the United States to attend those schools.

As an SEVP-certified school, Anthelion Helicopters will issue you a Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status. This document can be taken to your local US embassy or consulate.

Applying for a nonimmigrant visa

The Form I-20 lists your program start date, 30 days before which you are allowed to enter the United States. M-1 student visas can be issued up to 365 days in advance of your course of study start date. Your type of student visa must match the type of Form I-20 you have (e.g., F-1 or M-1). You are expected to have the original Form I-20 at your visa interview. The consular officer may accept a copy of the Form I-20 in limited circumstances that warrant visa issuance prior to you receiving the original Form I-20.



  • We are an approved FAA Part 141 flight school. This means that all our flight and ground syllabuses under this part have been approved by the FAA. All our aircraft, instructors, and our facility have also been independently scrutinized and approved by the FAA and have been shown to adhere to their extremely high standards of safety.
  • Whether you have never been in an aircraft before or you are looking to turn your private certificate into a career, Anthelion Helicopters has the right program for you.
  • Through our combined 45 years of experience we know what is most affective and efficient in the flight training industry. We understand that our students lead busy and often complicated lives. Therefore, we customize each helicopter pilot training plan to work around our student’s busy schedule.


  1. Download and complete our PDF application for admission.
    1. Email the completed application, financial documents, and proof of English language proficiency to
    2. Use the link below to pay your application fee of $650. *
      1. Anthelion Helicopters (
  2. Anthelion Helicopters will process your application and issue your I-20.
  3. Pay Your I-901 fee of $350* for SEVIS at
  4. Apply for a student visa with your local US Embassy or consulate and gain permission to enter the United States as an M-1 nonimmigrant student.
  5. Register with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at the Flight Training Security Program website.
    1. TSA charges an application fee of $140. *
    2. Fingerprinting fees may vary depending on the facility you visit.
  6. Once you have permission to enter the country and approval from TSA to begin your training,  your registration will be complete.
    1. Your DSO or PDSO will send you your enrollment documents and schedule your first week of lessons.
  7. The DSO or PDSO at Anthelion Helicopters will stay in touch with you throughout the duration of your registration process to help where they are able and guide you through the various steps.
  8. Arrive at Anthelion Helicopters on your pre-scheduled program start date to meet with your DSO/PDSO.
      1. A block payment of at least $4,000 will be paid at this time. Your lessons will be billed to your account using these funds and you will be informed when your funds are low to the point that renewal of funds is necessary.


*Fees have been stated on the date of this version of the document and may be subject to change at the discretion of Anthelion Helicopters or the relevant agency. Please contact the appropriate office for the most up-to-date fees.


Anthelion  Helicopters provides timelines and cost estimates based on the FAA’s minimum hour requirements.

As an M-1 student, you are expected to train for no less than 18 hours per week. This allows for the potential to complete your program in less time than our typical Accelerated Program.

Actual completion time will vary from student to student and can be affected by unforeseen circumstances such as weather or government imposed flight restrictions.

Your instructor and your DSO will work closely together with you to stay on top of completion times as they relate to your I-20 expiration date, and will file any extensions as necessary for the successful completion of your training.

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Financial verification of funds available to cover the training costs and related living and transportation expenses is
required with your application. The estimated costs stated below are based on the minimum hourly requirements
per FAA regulation. This does not reflect an exact number of hours of completion, nor does Anthelion Helicopters
guarantee an exact time or total hours of completion.
All documents submitted for financial verification must be accompanied by a notarized English translation denoting
all funds in US Dollars. Acceptable forms of financial verification are:

  • A notarized copy of a bank statement
  • An approved loan application
  • A notarized affidavit of support

Contact our main office for training cost, housing, and transportation estimates.


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