Apply for a U.S. Student Visa

Foreign citizens who wish to tour the United States for education are welcome. A school must accept all visa applicants before applying for a U.S. visa. If taken, educational institutions will have to provide each applicant with all the necessary documents for approval. And must be submitted before applying for a student visa.

What are the qualifications for a U.S. visa?
F-1 visa

This is the most common student visa. You will need an F-1 visa to receive formal education at an accredited school in the United States, such as an accredited college or university in the United States. You will still need an F-1 visa if you study for more than 18 hours a week.

M-1 visa

ou will need an M-1 visa if you plan to pursue vocational education or training at a U.S. institution.

If you like to know more about these visas and access to education in the United States, you should visit the Education USA webpage.

What does it take to study in public schools in the United States?
The government does not allow international students to receive adult education in public schools in the United States (from kindergarten to 8th grade) or government-funded schools. As a result, it is impossible to issue F-1 visas to study in these national schools.

However, it is possible to issue an F-1 visa for education (from 9th grade to 12th grade), but there is a rule that this student can stay in school for 12 months. He should also mention to the school in the I-20 form that the student has paid the tuition fee without any subsidy, due to which he has been allowed to study.

What materials are needed to apply?
If you like to apply for an F-1 or M-1 visa, you need to submit the following:

(1) A nonimmigrant visa electronic application form (DS-160).

(2) You must have a valid passport to travel to the United States for six months.
If your passport possesses more than one person, each visa applicant must apply and have their passport.

(3) One copy of 2″ x2″ (5 cm x 5 cm) taken during the last six months.

(4) The non-refundable fee for processing your nonimmigrant visa is equivalent to the U.S. $ 160, which must be paid in a local currency receipt.

(5) If you are granted a visa, you may have to pay an additional visa issuance receipt price depending on your nationality. So make arrangements beforehand.

(6) You will need an approved form from any school in the United States

In addition to these items, you will need to provide an interviewer’s letter to confirm that you have scheduled an appointment through this service.

How to apply?

The first step
Fill out the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application Form (DS-160).

Each applicant must have their form DS-160 visa application. The U.S. Embassy must complete and submit Form DS-160 online before your interview. You will need the barcode number given on the confirmation page of Form DS-160 to record your interview so keep the number leaked. Form DS-160 must be proposed online. The U.S. Embassy chose not to accept handwritten or typed applications, and you will not be allowed to attend the interview without the DS-160 confirmation page.

When you electronically sign your DS-160, you acknowledge that all information provided here is true and accurate. You may be considered ineligible for entry into the United States due to any inconsistency in any information. So please check again and again to see if you have answered all your questions correctly.

How to pay the visa fee?

second step
An overview of the fees.

The U.S. The visa applicant must pay a machine-readable visa fee to start the process—the U.S. The government has made this fictitious. This visa processing fee has to be paid whether the visa is issued.

Instructions for paying your visa fee.

In Bangladesh, you can pay your visa fee by attending any Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) branch in person or by using the EBL Skybanking application directly from your EBL bank account and using the payment option for electronic funds transfer. However, you must first go to the applicant’s site to register and schedule your appointment to see the details of payment options.

The third step

Set your appointment date by winning this webpage. All the things you will need to determine the date of your interview

(1) Your passport number
(3) Barcode number of ten (10) numbers mentioned on the DS-160 confirmation page
(2) Number obtained from the receipt of your visa fee

The fourth step
You must meet with the U.S. Embassy on the date and time of your visa discussion. You must get a printed copy of your interview letter. And if you have an old passport, a photograph you took in the last six months, and your current passport, you need to bring it with you. Your application will not be accepted if you do not get all these materials.

Supporting Papers

Additional documents are called support documents that the Consular Officer will consider in your interview.

So do not provide any fake documents. Because of fraud or misinformation, you may be permanently disqualified for a visa, so be careful.

Validity of student visa after a study break

Students who miss class for more than five months will need to apply for a new F-1 or M-1 scholar visa to rejoin the school after returning from a trip abroad.

Students in the United States

Under the Immigration Act, if a student (F-1 or M-1) does not resume their education within five months from the date of transfer, they may lose their status. If a student fails their class, their F or M visa will be considered invalid for future repatriation to the United States until USCIS returns their status.

Students who are returning to the United States after traveling abroad.
Students who leave the United States with a break in their respective education for five months or better may lose their F-1 or M-1 class unless their activities abroad are related to their education. If they have any queries about whether their actions are consistent with their education, they can contact their assigned school authorities.