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F-1 Student & Exchange Visas Application Guide


F-1 Student Visa Information: Foreign students are welcome to American language schools, universities, and other higher education institutions. The USCIS approves thousands of institutions that can accept full-time foreign students. You can change schools or universities while on an F-1 visa without having to leave the country.

  • Start Application Immediately
  • Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Apply Online or by Mail
  • Pricing and Fee Information Included
  • Checklist of Required Documents
  • Unlimited Online Support

What's included

What's included

  • F-1 Student Visa Overview
  • F-1 Student Visa Requirements
  • F-1 Student Visa Benefits
  • F-1 Student Visa Drawbacks
  • Information about F-1 Student Visa Eligibility
  • Student Visa Interview Information
  • How to apply at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate
  • How to change your status to F-1 student if you’re already in the United States

Additional Information

  • Visa Eligibility Information
  • List of Documents Required
  • Information about Filing Fees
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
  • List of all USCIS Offices in the Nation
  • Directory of U.S. Consulates and Embassies
  • How to get the most recent United States immigration forms

F-1 Student Visa Requirements

A student visa to the United States requires that the applicant arrives in the country to study at an American institution. A foreign citizen must be studying full-time and have valid educational purposes for coming to the United States. Part-time students on F-1 Visas are not allowed. As long as the student is enrolled at school, he/she can remain in the United States. The F-1 student visa can be issued by the U.S. Embassy in the student’s country.

You can travel on an F-1 student visa.

  • If they have a valid F-1 Student visa, foreign students can enter the United States multiple time.
  • To avoid problems at the U.S. entry port, it is crucial that F-1 Student Visa holders have all required documents and signed authorizations.
  • To be allowed entry, the passport must be valid for a specified period.
  • F-1 Visa holders are also allowed to travel within the United States.

Apply for F-1 Student Visa

  • Students can work on campus while they are enrolled in school.
  • Students can apply for Curricular Practical Training, or CPT, to gain practical experience in their chosen field while still being full-time students.
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT), which is available to students after completing a degree as a full-time employee, may be offered.
  • Many students who obtain a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in the United States are sponsored by their employers for an H-1B Work Visa.

Guide to Applying for F-1 Student Visa

It is detailed, comprehensive, and easy to understand It includes everything you need to apply for an F-1 student visa.