(F-1 and M-1 Visas)
US government provides an unlimited number of student visas to full-time
academic or language students (F-1 visas)
and full-time vocational or nonacademic students (M-1
visas) pursuing course work leading to a degree or certificate.
for the length of the program. M-1 visas have a maximum limit of one year.
as necessary for completion of studies
relatives of F-1 and M-1 visa holders are eligible
for visas. They may stay in the U.S. but not work there.
order to qualify you must:
be enrolling full-time in a US accredited school leading to an educational
or vocational degree
demonstrate a working knowledge of English sufficient to engage in English-only
show evidence of sufficient monetary resources to study full-time without
intend to return home upon completion of your studies
New restrictions on visitors applying for
student visas will soon take effect under forthcoming INS regulations.
The new rules will prohibit non-immigrants admitted in B visitor status
from changing to student status unless they state an intention to study
at the time of admission.
or child under the age of 21 of the holder of an immigrant
or nonimmigrant visa, who is accompanying them to