Student visa in the USA
Since 1992, Feod Group specialists have been accompanying clients, both in the process of choosing an educational institution, and at all stages of preparation for applying for a student visa.
If you are in the USA and you need our advice or support for your immigration case, leave us a request or call the office
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Feod Group is a leader in organizing study programs abroad, as well as a regular participant in world educational exhibitions. The company’s specialists will help you both in the process of choosing an educational institution and at all stages of visa processing.
Depending on the type of institution and course you choose, you will need an F-1 or M-1 US student visa.
- Student visa category M-1 – for non-academic or vocational training. Prior to applying for a visa, the student must be enrolled in the course of study and have a Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility, and other documents required to obtain a visa.
- An F-1 visa is required to study in the United States at:
✔ college or university;
✔ high school;
✔ private primary school;
✔ other academic institutions, including language programs.
Stages of obtaining an F-1 student visa:
1. Obtain a Form I-20 from an educational institution;
2. Pay the SEVIS fee;
3. Prepare all the necessary documents for submition, taking into account your individual situation;
4. Take a photo in electronic form, as required on the website of the US Immigration Services;
5. Fill in the visa application form DS-160;
6. Pay the visa fee;
7. Schedule an interview at the US Embassy;
8. Pass an interview at the US Embassy.
The very last stage – the interview is the most important, during a conversation with the visa officer of the US Embassy, a decision is made to issue you a student visa.
If you have not yet decided on the choice of an educational institution in the United States, we recommend that you contact the Feod Group study abroad specialists. You can read more about the educational services of our company in the Education Abroad section.
List of documents for a US student visa
In addition to the general documents required to obtain a visa (a completed application form, a passport, confirmation of payment of state duties, photographs, a certificate of enrollment in an educational institution), for a successful interview, a student must prepare:
1. Documents confirming the existence of close financial, social and family ties with the country of residence, which will force him to return to his country after completing his studies in the United States.
2. Justification of a specific reason for studying in the United States.
3. Educational documents confirming the level of training. It is recommended to provide the original school certificate with grades, certificates of passing standardized tests (SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) and diplomas.
4. Financial and other documents that indicate the availability of available funds sufficient to cover all expenses of the first year of study and other expenses associated with stay in the United States.
5. If the student receives sponsored financial aid from another person, proof of relationship with that person (for example, birth certificate), as well as sponsor’s financial documents must be provided.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that there is no standard list of documents for applying for an F-1 student visa, a list of documents is prepared individually by Feod Group visa specialists to obtain the desired result – a US entry visa.
Our services for obtaining a student visa in the United States
With experience since 1992 and the presence of American visa and immigration specialists as part of the company, Feod Group has helped thousands of students successfully obtain an F-1 student visa in the United States.
Feod Group offers a unique approach to the preparation of a package of documents, based on the individual situation of the student. It is very important to correctly submit documents confirming the student’s financial ability and connection with the homeland, motivation to return. In a visa application, all documents are interconnected and confirm each other.
An essential part of our services is the step-by-step preparation for a successful interview at the US Embassy. Our preparation is the key to our students’ success in obtaining an F-1 student visa to enter the United States. Our specialists carefully work with students on all kinds of questions during the interview at the Embassy, taking into account the individual characteristics of the package of documents and the student’s situation.
Feod Group works with even the most difficult visa situations. By contacting us, you can be sure that you will be provided with professional visa support, and the dream of studying abroad will become a reality!
Refusal of a US student visa
For successful application after refusal of a student visa, you must make sure:
1) That you understand the reasons for the refusal (Lack of ties with the Motherland, financial ability, incorrectly prepared documents, or simply an unsuccessful interview).
2) That you are ready to provide information that was not provided in the previous submission.
We recommend that you take advantage of our consultation before scheduling your next application.
We obtain a positive decision on the issuance of a visa even in the most difficult applications, after a visa refusal or several refusals!
The choice of an educational institution is an important and crucial stage in the preparation of going abroad. But no less important point is obtaining a visa for a future student. Feod Group visa specialists and lawyers will help you with the successful obtaining of a visa.
First of all, the visa officer must make sure that you really want to travel to the United States for the purpose of studying. That you do not plan to stay in the United States illegally and you have reasons to return home.
Depending on the information provided in DS-160, you will be asked various questions about: institution, sponsor of your training, and future plans.
A US student visa is granted for the duration of the study. The student must complete the studies within the specified period, except in extreme situations when the curriculum has not been completed and the student has received permission to complete it. The student can stay in the United States during vacations and holidays. The student also retains F-1 status if he graduated from college and is continuing his graduate studies or if he has moved from one institution to another.
When planning immigration to the United States, it should be understood that, although student visas do not belong to immigration, it does not directly lead to obtaining a residence permit (Green Card), but many of them imply the possibility of extension, and, as a result, to immigrate to the United States.
To successfully apply for an F-1 student visa at the US Embassy, you must carefully prepare documents confirming the financial viability of the applicant and indicate the reasons for returning home. In many ways, obtaining a US student visa is similar to obtaining a tourist visa. Thus, the applicant must prove that he does not plan to stay in the United States after graduation and become an illegal immigrant.
Registration at the embassy for submission is based on the number of applications submitted and the number of visa officers who are currently dealing with this category of visa. Therefore, we recommend that all clients make an appointment to apply for a visa well in advance, no later than a month before the scheduled departure.
As a standard, you can apply for a visa after refusal after a year from the previous application. But, if you provide new documents supporting your application or documents that, in your opinion, will change the decision on your application, then you can submit immediately after the refusal received.