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26th January 2011
By Roger Stepanek in Immigration Law
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Studying in the US is the dream of every ambitious student .But owing to multiple factors, many students, deserving or otherwise, are denied visa by the US government for the sake. In this article, effort shall be made to elaborate the visa process, and the expectations of the US government from the visiting students, to contain such denials that tear apart the dreams of many deserving students.

Firstly, US offers three types of visas for students, viz. F-1, M-1 and J-1. A full-time student, vocational student and exchange student needs F-1, M-1 and J-1 visas respectively. To obtain a F-1 visa a student should firstly apply to the institution that he wishes to join directly, if granted admission, the institution shall provide the student with a form I-20 , generated by the SEVIS -the fee for which you will of course pay. With this form, the student contacts the US embassy (or consulate) to seek a registration and date for an interview by a consular.
Before going for the interview the student must ensure that he carries his passport-valid for not less than six months after his anticipated end of stay in the US, a receipt of paying the fee for the form I-20 (mentioned above) along with the form I-20 provided by the institution, a concrete proof of his financial competence to meet all the expenses, including the course fee and residence, the visa fee payment receipt and the past academic transcripts. The proof of proficiency in English language, though not mandatory, is preferred.

Unfortunately, owing to the fact that many people throughout the world enter into the US on a F1 student visa but with an intention to never leave. Such candidates make the visa consular view you truly skeptically in order to ensure a bonafide candidate. Therefore, the student should be ready to answer cogently regarding his plans to leave US after studies. A good bank-statement can, to some extent , convince the consular. The consular shall also examine how well-informed the student is about the course he is going to attend and his past records that corroborate his honest intention to studying in US. The consular shall make sure, that the candidate is not a job-seeker in the guise of a student. The student shall also be expected to prove his interest, not expertise, in the subject he/she wishes to study. A beforehand anticipated deliberation may be useful regarding these questions.

The US is a country that is truly encouraging in matters pertaining to studies and issues visas on priority bases for the cause. Notwithstanding, the students throughout the globe have a general perception that the US student visa is hard to get. Notable is the fact that 6.6 million students got the student visa in 2008 alone. The US wants any student, interested in studying, to come to her not just academic tycoons but unfortunately, most students fail to effectively demonstrate, even if they have, this intention. If you can demonstrate, then studying in the US is no more a dream. Get ready for it.

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