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

  • 3 Months Start applying
  • 360 USD Visa fee
  • Unknown Proof of language

F-1 Student Visa

If you're a student from Spain, 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.

How much time will it take to get my visa?

Be sure to allow extra time for your visa application. Immediately after you've been accepted to and enrolled in the university of your choice, you can already start your application for the American F-1 Student Visa. You should apply at least 3 months before your university degree programme starts.

Main steps to take for the American student visa

Here is what Spanish 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 an online appointment at the consular section in Spain to give biometrics and attend the interview.

Spanish students maybe 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 will have to attend a visa interview during the application process.

The F-1 Student Visa from United States is valid for up to course duration + 2 months extra. 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 360 USD. Depending on your situation, American authorities will allow you to pay this fee online, on location at a visa application centre in Spain, or through a bank transfer.

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

What documents will I need to get for my student visa?

When you apply for your visa, one of the most important things you need to prove is that you can support yourself during your study programme. For United States, they require you to prove that you have enough money to study in the U.S. although a minimum amount is not mentioned. USD/ either from an external source, or already in your bank account.

Spanish students won't 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.

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

Spanish 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.

Look at the United States 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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