The USA Government provides an opportunity for all Indian students to study in the country full-time however, you’ll first have to obtain a student visa. The visa you need will depend on your age, the type of study you want to pursue, and how long you want to stay in the USA.
The government of the USA offers these following two different types of Visas.
|To enter the United States to attend:||You need the following visa category:|
|University or college||F|
|Private elementary school|
|Another academic institution, including a language training program|
|Vocational or other recognized nonacademic institution, other than a language training program||M|
For detailed information, please visit the US Government’s Department of State website by clicking here
The first step is to apply to a SEVP-approved school in the United States. After the SEVP-approved school accepts your enrollment, you will be registered for the SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) and must pay the I-901 fee. Next, the SVEP approved school will issue a form called I-20. Once the process of receiving I-2o and registering with SEVIS is done, the student can formally apply for the suitable USA student visa type.
More information on SVEP can be availed by clicking here
How to Apply:
You’ll have to apply for your student visa application online using the US Embassy and Consulates India website.
Schedule an Interview:
Interviews are generally required for visa applicants with certain limited exceptions below. Consular officers may require an interview of any visa applicant.
Wait times for interview appointments vary by location, season, and visa category, so you should apply for your visa early
Student (F and M) visas for new students can be issued up to 120 days in advance of the start date for a course of study. However, you will not be allowed to enter the United States on your student visa for more than 30 days before the start date.
Gather and prepare the following required documents before your visa interview:
A consular officer will interview you to determine your qualifications for a student visa and may request additional documents, such as evidence of:
How can we help with visa applications?
If you’re a ProAmica student with an offer letter from any of our partner institutions in the US, we can advise you on how to go about the entire process. We’ll make sure you are fully informed on the latest visa requirements and conditions, and also help you prepare the right documents for your submission.
Our team will direct you to the official websites and to authorized immigration representatives to ensure you have the latest application forms and guidance.
USA Student Visa fee
As an applicant from outside the US, you will have to pay US$160 as your visa fee. Check the latest fee requirements by clicking here
English language requirements
To gain your US student visa, you’ll have to provide evidence of proficiency in the English language. This usually means passing a secure English language test to be able to prove your communication and correspondence skills.
(IELTS) is the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test for study, work, and migration, with more than three million tests taken in the past year. The IELTS results are recognized by more than 10,000 organizations, including educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments, in 140 countries around the world.
When you first arrive in the US, you must:
Making sure your visa remains valid
Once you get your visa, there are a number of things you need to do to ensure it remains valid, including:
While studying in the US, you will need to observe the following rules:
You can always come to us for a free counselling session where we can guide you on how to go about the entire visa application process.
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