When thinking about study at abroad, USA is the #1 Choice for students. If you are also among those few who aspire to study abroad, then applying for a USA student Visa is the next imperative step to realizing your study in USA dream.
A study visa for the USA is one of the most sought after amongst those looking to study abroad. The US is probably the only country where students can apply for a visa without having a preset list of documents and where the interview decides if the student gets the visa or not. When applying for a USA student visa you need to show that you can pay for the entire course and that you have strong ties with your home country and will return home after studying. You also need to have been accepted to an institute of good standing in the US. Keep in mind that if you are applying for certain PhD or data-based courses, your application may require additional scrutiny and hence you should be applying early for your study visa.
The US universities are known for their enhanced education system that offers the most comprehensive coursework to students with an equal emphasis on both practical and theoretical learning.
Students are supposed to apply for F1 Visa whose program requires more than 18 hours of study in a week. All undergraduate programs as well as graduate programs are covered under this visa category.
The F1 visa is the most common for students who wish to engage in academic studies in the United States. With the amount of study visa information available online, it would be easy to be confused and doubt what information is needed to get a US nonimmigrant visa. However, by following simple rules you would have no problem in visa issuance. The process for a US student visa starts by filling in your DS-160 form and paying the visa fee. Remember to apply for an F1 study visa and not an exchange visitor visa. Once you are done with this process, you need to book visa appointments with the US embassies and consulates.
The M1 visa is a type of USA student visa which is reserved for vocational and technical schools.
The J1 visa is usually for working professionals who go to America on an exchange program. These programs may include a 10-month vocational training or some kind of research fellowship etc.
Some F-1 students who have received education in STEM courses i.e. if they have secured a degree science, technology, engineering, and mathematics course can apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion optional practical training (OPT). These extensions are granted to those that have a job offer from an employer in the U.S. or a college acceptance letter and the opportunity to stay in the U.S. after they graduate from their STEM degree program.
For receiving the STEM OPT extension, a student must pursue his practical training through an employer that is enrolled in USCIS' E-Verify employment eligibility verification program. The STEM extension is a work permit for students in their last year of study and will be moving on to graduate school in a STEM field. The student must have had an F-1 student visa while they studied. They must have been enrolled at a higher education institution, completed coursework equal to at least one year of full-time study, graduated from that institution and received a job offer from the employer.
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