If you are a foreign student planning to study in the United States, you will need to obtain a student visa. There are two main types of student visas: the F-1 visa and the M-1 visa. The F-1 visa is for academic studies, while the M-1 visa is for vocational or technical programs. To apply for either type of visa, you will need to follow these steps:
1. Be accepted into a SEVP-approved school in the United States.
2. Pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.
3. Schedule an interview at a U.S. embassy or consulate.
4. Gather the required documents, including a valid passport, a completed nonimmigrant visa application, a photograph, and proof of financial support.
5. Attend the visa interview and provide the required documents.
It’s important to note that obtaining a student visa does not guarantee entry into the United States. The final decision on whether to grant or deny a student visa is made by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at the port of entry. If you have any questions about the student visa process, you should contact the U.S. embassy or consulate where you will be applying for your visa.