US Student Visa

Procedures and requirements for applying to a student visa vary from country to country, and inevitably they are more complex and demanding in some countries than others like in the United States. There are a number of places where you can obtain more information on the visa application process in general and the specific requirements for your country. Your nearest U.S. educational information or advising center will be able to give you valuable information on the application procedures for your country.

There are several things you can do to increase your chances of a favorable visa decision:
  • Start the process at least two months in advance of your departure date.
  • Assemble all the documentation that can help make your case.
  • Make sure you are well prepared if you are required to attend an interview.
  • Answer all the questions confidently and truthfully.

Types of USA student immigration visas

There are three types of USA student immigration visas:
  • The F-1 visa is issued to students who are enrolled in an academic or English language program. The F1 visa is also required for international students who wish to study at a US college or university. F-1 students must maintain the minimum course load for full-time student status. They can remain in the US up to 60 days beyond the length of time it takes to complete their academic program. They are expected to complete their studies by the expiration date on the I-20 form (Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant Student Status).
  • The M-1 visa is issued to students attending non-academic trade and vocational schools. This type of visa is valid for a maximum of one year.
  • The J-1 visa is issued to students who need to obtain practical training, which is not available in their home country, to complete their academic program.

Where to apply for a US immigration visa

Applicants for international student visas should apply at the US embassy or consulate in their country of permanent residence. Although, international student visa applicants may apply at any US consular office abroad, it may be more difficult to qualify for the visa outside the country of permanent residence.

In most countries, first time international student visa applicants are required to appear for an interview. However, each embassy and consulate sets its own interview policies and procedures regarding these international student visas. Students should consult their local consular office for specific application instructions.

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