F-1 Student Visa
 

Mere applying early and providing the required documents do not guarantee that the student will receive a visa, because each student's personal and academic situation is different

All applicants should be prepared to provide:
  • Transcripts and diplomas from previous institutions attended;
  • Scores from standardized tests required by the educational institution such as TOEFL, SAT, GRE, GMAT etc.;
  • Financial evidence that shows you or your parents who are sponsoring you have sufficient funds to cover your tuition and living expenses during the period of your intended study.

F-1 Visa

This visa is for students qualified to attend full-time college, university, academic high school and any institution with language-training programs in the United States. The basic requirements are:

  • The student must have completed the course of study required of all students entering the program
  • Be proficient in English;
  • Proof of sufficient, easily transferable funds to cover cost of living and tuition.
  • The school must provide the student with a Form I-20 A/B.
  • Non-refundable application fee.
  • Form DS-156, completed and signed;
  • Form DS-157 Supplemental nonimmigrant visa application (to be submitted by all male applicants between the ages 16 and 45)
  • Form DS-158.
  • Passport validity of at least six months beyond end of intended stay;
  • One photograph of 2x2" ;
  • Form I-20 A-B (form school)
  • Evidence of sufficient funds;
  • Supporting documents satisfying the consulate that the student intends to leave US after completion of studies.

F-2 Visa

The spouse and/or dependent children of an F-1 student must meet certain requirements to enter US along with or join later as listed below:

  • They must have a valid passport.
  • They must prove that they have sufficient funds to meet all their expenses while in the Unites States.
  • They must agree to depart the United States upon the termination of the foreign student's F-! Visa.
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