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Visa Info for Indian Students Going to a University in United States

  • 160 USD Visa fee
  • Required Proof of language
  • Required Interview

F-1 Student Visa

If you're a student from India, you'll need the F-1 Student Visa to study in United States. This visa is made specifically for students like you who are ready to begin their study abroad adventure in United States. Find out the best information about the process of getting the F-1 Student Visa to decide if studying abroad in United States is right for you.

Main steps to take for the American student visa

Here is what Indian students have to do to get a student visa that will allow them to study in United States:

Be sure to submit your online visa application (DS-160), create an online profile, and pay the visa fee. Then, schedule two online appointments: one to a visa application centre in India (to give biometrics), the other for an interview at the American embassy.

Indian students will have to provide biometrics during the visa application process. Your biometrics are, basically, extra identification (e.g. fingerprinting and pictures) that countries use for security purposes.

You maybe have to attend a visa interview during the application process.

The F-1 Student Visa from United States is valid for the duration of the study + 2 months. So that you can stay during your entire degree programme, you may need to renew your visa every year. If you want to stay in United States after your degree is over, you will have to apply for a different visa, or a visa renewal through the immigration office.

How much will I have to pay for the student visa?

To apply for the American F-1 Student Visa , you will also have to pay a fee of 160 USD. Depending on your situation, American authorities will allow you to pay this fee online, on location at a visa application centre in India, or through a bank transfer.

You need to pay the 350 USD SEVIS Fee.

Indian students won't need to get health insurance for the American visa.

Which documents are required for my student visa?

Indian students will have to prove they speak English well enough to study in an international university in United States. These language skills ensure that you can succeed in your classes and manage your way around United States.

Indian students won't need to take a medical test before arriving in United States.

Indian students won't need to set up a Restricted Bank Account. This type of bank account restricts the amount of money you can withdraw every month, and only allows you to access it when you arrive in United States.

Nonimmigrant visa applicants are encouraged to apply at least three (3) months in advance of the intended date of travel. So remember, apply early!

Look at the American immigration website for more detailed visa information.

United States

A young experiment with democracy and a shared national love for fried food, the United States has a long, unique history, especially with producing some of our favorite films and television shows. Add in an enthusiastic love for baseball and (American) football, and you'd come close to arriving at the image of American culture.

International students from all over the world look for a Master's degree in the U.S., and are curious to find out whether Americans are as loud and silly as they are on television. Being an international student in the United States, though, brings you in contact with the top-ranked and largest universities in the world, and they are ready to welcome students like you every year. You can find graduate degrees in the United States on any subject, from Business and Management, Computer Science, Medical Science, Engineering to Teaching, or Psychology.

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