Visa Information for International Applicants
Student Applicants (for F-1) -
Please read the Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs website, Guide to U.S Higher Education for visa information pertaining to foreign nationals who want to attend classes in the Unites States.
In most countries, first time student visa applicants are required to appear for an in-person interview. However, each embassy and consulate sets its own interview policies and procedures regarding student visas. Students should consult Embassy web sites or call for specific application instructions.
Keep in mind that June, July, and August are the busiest months in most consular sections, and interview appointments are the most difficult to get during that period. Students need to plan ahead to avoid having to make repeat visits to the Embassy. To the extent possible, students should bring the documents suggested below, as well as any other documents that might help establish their ties to the local community.
It is important to apply for your visa well in advance of your travel departure date.
Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs website, Guide to U.S Higher Education