The USA is known for its academic prowess, the universities in the USA are ranked consistently
as one of the top universities in the world. Also, universities in the USA are very welcoming and
they take students from all over the world. For this reason, international students have
endeavoured to make it a priority to travel over there to study.
Before applying for a visa, all student visa applicants are required to be accepted and approved
by their school or program. Once accepted, educational institutions will provide each applicant
the necessary approval documentation to be submitted when applying for a US student visa.
However, you cannot be allowed entry into any of the universities without a US student visa.
Acquiring a student visa is not as difficult as it may seem, international students are to follow the
guidelines and they will be given the student visa in no time.
Types Of US Student Visa
This is the most common type of visa in the USA. This visa is given to students who intend to study
in an accredited institution in the USA. The institution may include universities, private secondary
schools or an approved English program. It also applies to students whose course of study is
over 18 hours per week.
If you plan to engage in non-academic or vocational study or training at a U.S. institution then you
will need an M-1 visa.
When applying there are certain things/documents you are to do/submit for the application
the process to go smoothly. Below are things to consider;
1. The school will give you a form called the 1-20 form, which is the application for an F-1
student visa once you have been given admission into the school. This has however
been authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Service (USCIS) to enrol
non-immigrant students and the form must be signed.