USA Student Visa Information and Tips
In order to study at colleges or universities in the United States students must apply for a U.S. Student Visa. Before applying for a U.S. student visa, students must first decide which of the thousands of colleges and universities in U.S. they would like to study. Because searching for American universities and colleges can consist of a number of factors including college or universities size, location, tuition costs, and should begin 18 months prior to your arrival in the United States. Before you should register for test or exams required for college or universities admission and other test like TOFEL or SAT.
There are three types of Student Visa available
F1 Visa: Academic Studies
F-1 Nonimmigrant students VISA for Academic and Language Students. F-2 Nonimmigrant dependent visas for dependents of F-1 visa holder. A spouse and unmarried, minor children (under age of 21) may also be classified for a nonimmigrant visa to accompany or follow the student. Off-campus employment at any time during the first year of study will not accept
J1 Visa: Academic Studies as an Exchange Visitor
M-1 Nonimmigrant student VISA for vocational studies M-2 Nonimmigrant dependent visa for dependents of M-1 visa holder a spouse and unmarried, minor children (under age of 21) may also be classified for a nonimmigrant visa to accompany or follow the student. Family member must meet all visa eligibility requirements. M-1 student may not accept employment
M1 Visa: Non-Academic or Vocational Studies
J-1 Educational and cultural exchange VISA. J-2 Educational and cultural exchange dependent visa. The spouse and minor children (under age of 21) of participants in "J" exchange programs may apply. Employment while in "J" exchange visitor status depends upon the terms of the program.
Visa Interview Tips
The interview will be very short (probably 2 - 3 minutes)
Prepare answers to broad questions about yourself
Arrive before scheduled time of your interview
Be familiar with the most commonly asked questions
Bring only necessary items to the interview
What does the visa officer expect from you?
Honesty and Confident
Short and direct answers; not a memorized speech
Documents that are in proper order as specified in the consulate's instructions