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As far as studying abroad goes, the United States of America
is the most popular destination worldwide, each year attracting more and more
foreign students. If you’re hoping to study abroad in the US and grab a slice
of the American dream though, you’ll need a USA Student Visa. Whilst this is a
vital step in the studying abroad application process, it needn’t be
confusing. This article takes you through each step of applying and securing a
student visa for studying in America.
your visa to study in the United States takes time but can be a surprisingly
easy procedure. It is well worth the effort. In many countries, the number of
student visas issued by the United States has grown significantly in the last
While the application process for
an international student or exchange visitor visa can be confusing, hundreds of
thousands of students are able to meet the requirements for a visa each year.
US Department of Homeland Security's
follow the policy of- “Open Doors Secure Borders”
USA visa is divided broadly into two
Immigrant and Immigrant visas.
A non immigrant visa basically is a short
term visa for a temporary stay, while an Immigrant visa facilitates permanent stay in U.S.
who wish to study in the US are required to apply for a non-immigrant visa and
the type of visa is mentioned on the I-20 which is F1, M1, J1
should a Student apply?
•As soon as the student receives the I - 20 from the
University he / she can start with the visa process
•He / She cannot take a visa date more than 120 days
before the program start date on Form I-20
•A student cannot enter USA more than 30 days prior to
the program date.
Student wishing to study in USA must satisfy an officer that
satisfy that his intentions to enter USA are for educational purposes only.
they have sufficient funds for their tuition fees, to maintain themselves and
stay in USA.
will leave USA by the end of the period authorized for his stay.
they will not contravene the conditions of admission (for example that they
will not work without prior authorization or waiver).
for USA Students Visa
should have a valid I – 20 from the Educational Institution from USA.
academic or admission tests like TOEFL, GMAT, etc are recommended but not
who has sufficient funds for the duration of the course. 1st year’s funds in
to pay the visa fees and payment options?
applicant is required to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable machine readable
visa (MRV) application fee, whether a visa is issued or not.
There are 3
modes of payment for paying the visa application fees of 160 USD. (Check
current rate available on payment page of the profile)
1) National Electronic Fund Transfer
2) Through Mobile Phones (IMPS)
3) Pay in cash over the counter at
1,800 Axis and Citibank branches. Druk bank is only in Bhutan.
USA Visa Interviews
There are two
appointments to be scheduled at the same time and both interviews are on two different days.
Appointment 1 -Student have to visit Offsite Facilitation Center
(OFC) to submit fingerprints and photo prior to actual visa interview.
Appointment 2 – Actual consular visa interview at US Embassy or
Supporting Documents for USA Visa Interview
All original documents should be
carried, make sure that there are no fake documents.
1.Passport, Visa fee receipt, Interview appointment letter, DS-160 Confirmation
– 20 in original with the student’s signature.
SEVIS fee receipt.
Financial resources: Original documents required. Proof of liquid assets
sufficient to pay for the entire first year expenses as well as proof of semi
liquid assets to cover the remaining years of studies and IT Returns of the
Acceptance letter or rejection letter from any other university.
help you with the entire USA visa process like, filling up applications,
preparing financial statements, and also guidance and training for mock
interviews and much more.
regularly advised by the consulates about the latest visa documentation and
rules and have a success rate of over 99%. Visa guidance is free for all Edwise
students for all countries.
For any queries, contact Edwise on
1-800-200-3678 / 08600911333.