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Student Visa

The U.S. F-1 student visa is a nonimmigrant visa category that allows foreign nationals to pursue academic studies in the United States at accredited educational institutions. At, we specialize in providing comprehensive support and guidance to students who are applying for a U.S. Student Visa. Our team is dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of the visa application process and increase your chances of a successful outcome.

The stages and points to be considered

Purpose and Eligibility

The F-1 visa is designed for individuals who plan to enroll in a full-time academic program, such as a university degree program or an English language course, in the United States. To be eligible, you must have been accepted by a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-approved school and demonstrate sufficient academic qualifications and financial resources to support your education and living expenses. The nature of the institution, I.e public, private, for profit or not for profit and accreditation are to be evaluated as these factors will have serious consequences in your future plans like obtaining H-1B Visa etc.  

SEVIS and I-20 Form

Once accepted by a SEVP-approved school, you will receive a Form I-20 from the institution. This document is crucial for the F-1 visa application process. Before applying, ensure that your Form I-20 is accurate and contains the correct program information and financial details.

Online Application (DS-160)

The next step is to complete the online nonimmigrant visa application (DS-160) on the U.S. Department of State’s website. Provide accurate and consistent information throughout the application, as any discrepancies may lead to delays or visa denials.


Before your visa interview, you are required to pay the SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) fee. This fee supports the administration and maintenance of the SEVIS program. Retain the payment receipt, as it will be needed for the visa application process.

Financial Support

Demonstrating adequate funding for your education and living expenses is crucial. Prepare and organize your financial documents, such as bank statements, scholarship letters, or sponsorship letters, to support your ability to cover the costs associated with studying in the United States.

Intent to Return

It is important to demonstrate strong ties to your home country and convince the consular officer that you have a genuine intention to return upon completion of your studies. This can include evidence of family, property, or career commitments in your home country.

Visa Interview

Schedule a visa interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country. Be prepared to answer questions about your educational background, program of study, financial resources, and your intent to return to your home country after completing your studies. Bring all the required documentation, including your passport, Form I-20, financial documents, and proof of ties to your home country.

Depending on your circumstances, additional documents may be required, such as academic transcripts, standardized test scores, language proficiency certificates, or medical records. The specific requirements of your chosen institution and the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you will apply for the visa also need to be reviewed.


We will assist you in compiling and organizing the necessary documents required for your U.S. Student Visa application, such as admission letters, financial documentation, and proof of academic qualifications. We will review your documentation to ensure that it meets the requirements set by the U.S. authorities, minimizing the risk of errors or omissions that could lead to visa delays or denials. We will also guide you through the completion of the online visa application form (DS-160) and addressing any questions or concerns you may have. We can provide valuable insights and advice on how to confidently address interview questions, present your academic plans, and effectively communicate your intentions to the consular officer.


We will conduct a thorough evaluation of your individual circumstances to determine your eligibility for a U.S. Student Visa. If your case is complicated, we will connect you with experienced, reliable and affordable US attorneys, who can evaluate and guide you in the process.   

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Frequently Asked Questions?

You can find the most commonly asked questions and their answers right on this page. For any further doubts, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you.

An F-1 student visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows international students to study full-time at accredited educational institutions in the United States.

To apply for an F-1 student visa, you need to be accepted by a U.S. institution, pay the SEVIS fee, complete the DS-160 form, schedule and attend a visa interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate in your home country.

You must have a valid offer of acceptance from a U.S. educational institution, demonstrate sufficient funds to cover tuition and living expenses, prove your intention to return to your home country after completing your studies, and meet other specific requirements set by the U.S. government.

Yes, F-1 students are eligible for on-campus employment during their studies and may be eligible for off-campus employment through Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Curricular Practical Training (CPT) after meeting certain requirements.

You can typically stay in the U.S. on an F-1 student visa for the duration of your academic program, including any authorized periods of practical training. Upon completion of your studies, you may be eligible for a grace period to prepare for departure or pursue optional practical training.

Yes, you can transfer to another U.S. educational institution while maintaining your F-1 student visa status. However, you must follow the transfer process and receive approval from both your current and new educational institutions.

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