F-1: Student Visa (F1)NCSD Immigration Law Offices
In General, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. You must have a student visa to study in the United States. Your course of study and the type of school you plan to attend determine whether you need an F visa, J visa or an M visa.
- F Student Visa: for study at an accredited U.S. college or university or to study English at an English language institute
- J Exchange Visa: for participation in an exchange program, including high school and university study
- M Student Visa: for non-academic or vocational study or training in the United States
: You must first apply and be accepted by a U.S. institution of higher education that is certified by US government. The schools are known as Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools (F-1 and M-1 programs). Here is a list of SEVP school that you could choose from.
STEP 2: Once you received an school approval (I-20), then you can apply with your local US consulate for a nonimmigrant visa to come to the USA for your studying.
These are many schools that you can choose from – by yourself (as in STEP 1 above) OR below are a few schools that – in our opinion – offer a more reasonable tuition that might work for you.
(NOTE: you need to review and decide if these schools are a good fit for your family):