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The USA continues to be the top choice for students planning to study abroad. If you are among the few who aspire and have already got admission into your aspired university, applying for Student Visa is the next VERY IMPORTANT step to realizing your Study in USA dream.
We attempt to give a detailed process of applying for the F1 Student Visa – applicable to students planning to take up their Bachelor’s as well as Master’s in USA. Apart from this, candidates should also know.
An F1 Visa is a non-immigrant visa issued to students willing to pursue their studies in the US. The F1 visa is a student visa which is given to international students who wish to attend educational institutions like university, college, private elementary school, high school, any language training program or any other academic institution in the US. If the candidate has received acceptance from any of the above institutes then he/she can apply for the F1 Visa.
F1 Visa Qualifications
In order to get an F1 Visa, the applicants need to qualify some specific criteria during the F1 Visa interview: in order to get well prepared for the interview for which we will prepare the candidate.
he F1 Visa process is time-consuming, so, it is suggested to start this process as early as possible. The complete application process can easily take almost a year, so, it is always advised to plan accordingly. Also, make sure that the college you are applying must be recognized by SEVP.
Once the candidate receives acceptance from the university, he/she will be officially enrolled in the SEVP. Then the candidate needs to deposit the one-time application fee. Once the fee is paid, the university issues an I-20 form to the candidate after the candidate can apply for the F1 Student Visa.
What you can do with F1 Visa?
- Change of visa status: If in case you find a job which requires a different type of visa, then F1 visa holders can change the status of their visa. In this scenario, you need to follow the instructions of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or your employer or your sponsor/reviewer.
- Extend period of stay: Generally, the validity of F1 Visa is for the time period of mentioned in the I-20 form or according to the duration of the course. However, if your visa does not allow you to stay for the complete duration of your course, then you have to apply for an extension of your student visa. The visa extension is given to F1 Visa holders on the pretext that they will be completing their course in the US and will also return to their home country once the course is over.
- Access to US healthcare: As an F1 Visa holder, you can have access to healthcare facilities in the US. Although the cost of medical facilities is one of the costliest in the world, so, the students have been advised to take an appropriate health insurance plan as suggested by your university/educational institution.
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J1 Exchange Visitor Visa
- The J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa is for students, visiting scholars or lecturers pursuing an exchange program. For example, Fulbright scholars and many students on short-term study abroad programs from Indian universities will travel to the U.S. on a J-1 visa.
- J1 visa is usually sought by a working professional who goes to America on an exchange program, hence the name Exchange Visitor Visa. These may include a 10-month vocational training or some research fellowship, etc. Whichever be the case, the applicants would be notified for the same by the respective institutions.
- Spouses or children accompanying J-1 Visa recipients will travel on a J-2 Visa. Please note that spouses are able to work when permission is obtained in advance.
The J1 visa is intended for applicants who are interested in pursuing education, an internship, or getting hands-on training in the US for a short period of time. The J-1 visa program allows individuals to both study and work, at the same time. Also this non-immigrant visa allows international applicants to enter the US to participate in cultural exchange and gain profession related skills.
Presently, over 170,000 J1 visa holders are in US working, studying, or teaching. Individuals can come to the US through sponsorship through either a governmental program or through a private organization.
The J-1 Visa Program includes 13 different exchange programme categories. Depending on the category chosen, a visa obtained under the ‘J1 Exchange Visitor Program’ will allow an international applicant to work, train or travel in US. The J1 Visa also benefits US businesses by providing them with seasonal staff.
Here are some of the main categories of the J1 visa –
- Short-Term Scholar – Every year, research scholars teach along with conducting research at US universities for up to six months.
- Au Pair – Individuals between the ages of 18 – 26 years can come to the US to study and live with a sponsor family for up to two years. They can study at a US university, along with providing childcare to the sponsor family.
- Internship – Recent graduates can come to the US to learn about the American culture and get hands-on experience in their chosen profession.
- Work and Travel – Full-time students enrolled at a post-secondary school can come to the US to work and travel during the winter, spring and summer season-breaks.
- Camp Counselor – Individuals who are 18 years or older can come to the US and work with local youth at the US summer camps as a camp teacher.
- International Visitor Program – the US Department of State selects international visitors to consult, research, observe, and train with the US colleges
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