The F1 Visa Process Explained
How to get into America as an International Student. This infographic from Jorge Cham of PhD Comics helps explain the F1 visa process international students go through when applying to come to the USA to study.
Of course, the “official” explanation and process is found at http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/study-exchange/student.html.
Our U.S. Immigration Service also has some guidelines and help at http://www.ice.gov/sevis/students.
And some more tips for international students seeking permission to study in the USA are at http://www.internationalstudent.com/immigration/f1-student-visa/
You can start online by
Completing the Online Visa Application
- Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 – Learn more about completing the DS-160. You must: 1) complete the online visa application and 2) print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview.
- Photo –You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. Your photo must be in the format explained in the Photograph Requirements.
However you will need to schedule a visit in person to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country where you live.
The university or school you are applying for should also be able to provide you with guidance when applying.
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