A very important question that any international student, who has decided to pursue education in America, needs answer to is, “What is the process of student visa for the USA?” No matter the kind of school or the course you are going to attend, you will need an appropriate student visa to enter the country.
The US student visas are categorized into three main types,
The initial step is to get admission in a school that has been approved by the SEVP. The school that you have been accepted into will offer you the I-20 form. If you had applied to more than one school, each one that has accepted your case will send out an I-20. You can choose one that you want to go ahead with.
The next phase is paying the required SEVIS I-901. F-1 and M-1 visa applicants need to pay $200 and J-1 applicants $180. This fee can be made at the FMJ fee website through your debit or credit card after filling the I-901 form. Once the fee has been paid, you move on to apply for your visa with an American consulate or embassy in your country.
The application processing charge for these non-immigrant visa categories is $140.
The three main requirements to qualify for M-1 and F-1 visas are,
The documents required to process the visa are,
In addition to these, you must be ready to show your diploma certificates and other transcripts, scores of tests taken for the US educational needs and proof of financial support.
The three main requirements to qualify for J-1 visa are,
The documents required for the process are,