F-1 Student Visa
All nonimmigrant aliens applying from abroad who wish to study in a full-time educational program must apply for and receive an F-1 (student) Visa.
However temporary visitors who wish to participate in a short recreational course that is incidental to their purpose for visiting the United States may do so without an F-1 (student) visa.
What is the F-1 Student Visa
The F-1 Student Visa is a type of non-immigrant student visa that allows foreigners to pursue education (language training programs or academic studies) in the United States.
Any non-US citizen who wants to study in the USA must apply for the F-1 Student Visa. F-1 students must maintain a full course of study.
How do I apply for the F-1 Student Visa?
In order to study full-time in the United States, prospective students coming from abroad must apply for and receive an F-1 Student Visa.
The first step in the process is receiving the Form I-20, which is issued by the school the student wishes to attend.
Once the student has been issued Form I-20 by their school, the student must apply for the F-1 visa at a United States consulate or embassy in their home country.