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USA Student Visa

Types of Student Visa

  F1 Visa

Students seeking admission into university / college / school in USA should apply for F1-Visa, F1-Visa holders are allowed to work on-campus for up to 20 hours a week. Those of you, who wish to work for longer hours or off-campus need to gain authorization in advance from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).For more information on F1-Visa call us +91 9980508815

  F2 Visa

Students who are family members and have unmarried children under the age of 21 or spouse accompanying him/her to the USA, they can apply under the F2-Visa category.For more information on F2-Visa call us +91 9980508815

  M1 Visa

M1-Visa is basically a temporary Visa, students who wish to pursue vocational or non-academic study or training in USA can apply for M1-Visa, this visa is granted only for a specific time period, i.e. for the duration of the study period or training program period. Also, M1 visa allows to stay in the US for a period of one year, or as long as you are enrolled in the training program. The M1-visa holders are not allowed to work on or off-campus while studying in the US.For more information on M1-Visa call us +91 9980508815

  J1 Visa

Students who want to study under cultural exchange program and spend one or two semesters in USA can apply for J1-Visa. It is a non-immigrant visa reserved for exchange visitors, professors, trainees, post-doctoral fellows or research scholars who take part in the programs in the States that promote cultural exchange.For more information on J1-Visa call us +91 9980508815

  J2 Visa

It is a non-immigrant visa issued to the spouse and dependents (unmarried children under the age of 21 years) of J1 visa holder. Spouse and depends can accompany the J1 visa holder to USA. J2 visa holders are authorized to work as long as they have an employment authorization document.

7 Step USA Student Visa Process

  1.Prerequisite Exams

i) GRE-Graduate Record Examination: GRE is designed to test the skills needed to excel in graduate programs including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Business and Law. The test will assess the candidate’s verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills. The GRE score helps you to secure scholarships for your academic programs.

ii) GMAT-Graduate Management Aptitude Test: GMAT is the standardized, computer-adaptive test for business school admissions. The test will assess the candidate's analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English.

iii) SAT: Scholastic Assessment Test is the standard test conducted by College Board for students who are aspiring to study undergraduate programs in the United States. The SAT score is valid for a period of 5 years and these scores are used to secure scholarships for undergraduate programs in the USA. SAT scores are also accepted in Canada, UK, Australia, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, France, etc.

  2.Language Proficiency Tests

i) IELTS-International English language Testing System: The IELTS test is administered to test the language proficiency skills of the candidate in Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. IELTS scores are required to prove the language proficiency required for processing students' visas. A score of 6 is required for admission into undergraduate courses and a score of 6.5 is required for admission into graduate, postgraduate courses. Please note IELTS scores are valid for a period of 2 years

ii) TOEFL-iBT: Test of English as a Foreign Language is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. TOEFL test will assess the reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills of the candidates. TOEFL scores are valid for a period of 2 years.

  3.Program & University Shortlisting

Applying to the university well in advance is the crucial thing in the entire process, different universities will have different deadlines keeping them on track is important. The important thing to remember is matching the candidate's credentials with the suitable program, should be done very carefully.

  4.Professional Presentation

i) SOP-Statement of Purpose: Statement of purpose should communicate your background and intention to study a particular course in the University. For more information on how to write SOP please refer article.

ii) LOR-Letter of Recommendation: It is a document endorsing an individual's academic or professional performance. A recommendation letter was written by your professor highlighting your academic abilities, skills, and achievements.

iii) Resume-CV: It is a brief about your education, skills, and professional skills

  5.Application to University

i)Application Fee Payment

ii)Documents-Mailing to University

  6.Admission Decision (5-6 weeks)

i) Fund Statement: The biggest question is how much funds to show to get the visa approval, the simple answer is one-year tuition fee + one-year living cost usually mentioned on i-20 form. The availability of funds can be shown in the form of a Bank balance statement, loan approval/disbursement letter, scholarship letter, etc.

ii) i20 Received: i-20 also called Certificate of Eligibility issued by the U.S government-approved education institution certifying that a student is admitted to a full-time program and has demonstrated the required eligibility to stay in the USA.

  7.Visa Interview

i) Application Filling: Fill the visa application form as per the details present in the passport, filling the details correctly is important. Form DS-160

ii) Visa Interview Schedule: Schedule an appointment for your visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, waiting time varies by location, season, and visa category, so you should apply for your visa early.

iii) Final Interview: A consular officer will interview you to determine whether you are qualified to receive a student visa. During the interview process Ink-free, digital fingerprint scans are taken as part of the application process. After your visa interview, the consular officer may determine that your application requires further administrative processing. The consular officer will inform you if this is required. After the visa is approved, you may need to pay a visa issuance fee.

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