what type of visa do i need to become an academic student in the country?
Generally students require F1 visa to pursue their academics in US. However there are different types of visas which fit the bill for different purposes. For example you are issued a
M1 visa -if you plan to engage in a non-academic vocational training at a US institute. The J1 visa allows for a student to take training for that part of the academic course which is available only in US. it’s more to do with student exchange programs
what is the cost of living in the country?
The estimated living cost varies between $8,000 to $15,000 annually depending on the state you will be pursuing your education in.
what kind of accommodation options is available for international students in usa?
There are a number of options when it comes to deciding where you will live when you are living and studying in the United States.:
1.) On-Campus Dormitories
2.) Off-Campus Apartments
how long will my visa be valid?
When you enter the United States on a student visa, you will usually be admitted for the duration of your student status. That means you may stay as long as you maintain full-time student status, even if the F-1 visa in your passport expires while you are in America. However, if you depart the USA with an expired visa, you will need to obtain a new one, applying at an Embassy abroad, before being able to return to America and resume your studies.
When you complete the course of studies shown on your I-20, and any authorized practical training, you are allowed an additional 60 days in the USA, to prepare for departure from the country, or to transfer to another university.
is it important to provide each and every document immediately following the application?
Normally, Universities application deadline and document deadline is different. If not, you can send the available document at the time of application first and complete rest of the document (GRE/GMAT/IELTS) within 1-1.5 months to follow. However, if final semester/year marksheet is pending that Universities will demand only after they will be issues, make sure you mention a prospective date of result announcement and document receipt at the time of application.
what are the important steps in applying for a student or exchange visitor visa?
Step 1 : First of all you need to ascertain the type of visa used /applied by you. Read about the different types of visa in Common Nonimmigrant Visas. Also check the visa waiver program.
Step 2: The next step involves you to complete Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application DS160. Make sure to give all your details accurately. You also need your DS160 doc to book your appointment for the same.
Step 3: Pay up the visa Fee which is usually $160.
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