A significant number foreign students travel to the United States every year to study at the many qualified institutions that it has to offer. The first step to obtain a student visa is being accepted for enrollment at an established and certified school. Then, it is important to apply for a visa as early as possible because the process can be difficult. In order to qualify, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a residence abroad and no immediate intention of abandoning it;
  • Intend to depart from the U.S. upon completion of the course of study; and
  • Possess sufficient funds to pursue the proposed course of study.

There are also certain documents and fees that are required. The process can be intimidating so it is important to be prepared and make sure not to miss anything that will hinder your ability to obtain a student visa.


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