STUDY VISA - UNITED STATES
Student visas are designed for those who wish to pursue further studies in the United States. United States attracts thousands of academic students and visitors on exchange program every year.Academic and Vocational Students (F and M visas)F-1 Academic Students
Foreign students are allowed to study in world class universities, colleges, high schools or post secondary school. Students must enroll themselves into a academic institution in US in a full time study course. Basic requirement includes the evidence of sufficient funds to manage the cost of living and study along with the health and character requirements. F-2 Souses And Children Of F-1
In most cases the students are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week. Special approval is required to do job for more than 20 hours a week.
Spouses and un-married children who are of 21 years of age or below can apply for an F-2 visa. It is not allowed to work or study for the immigrating spouse. For the children it is allowed to study in primary or secondary school. M-1 Vocational Students
Those students who wish to attend a vocational or non academic school for the development of certain skills needed to perform a particular job. The student must engage oneself to a study course of minimum 18 hours per week. The details of sufficient maintenance funds and letter from a vocational institution in US are required for applying for visa under this category.M-2 Spouses and Children Of M-1
Successful M-1 student is allowed to bring their spouses and unmarried children less than 21 years of age to stay in US during the stay. Only children are allowed to attend a primary or secondary school without having a separate student visa. Exchange Visitors (J visas)J-1 Exchange Visitors
This visa category allows foreign students to experience and study in the United States at secondary school, college or university level. Those government financed students who want to visit US for certain degree or non degree programs also apply for US visa under J-1 category.J-2 Spouses and Children Of J-1
The applicants must be enrolled into certain course in registered college or university in US. The evidence of funds should also be provided to bear all expenses in US. A visa is granted for a period up to 24 months.
Spouses and unmarried minor children are also eligible to apply for visa to accompany the J-1 in US. If the work authorization application is approved the spouses can also get employment in US.