Why USA ?
Any foreign national looking to enter the USA will need a visa.
The F-1 non-immigrant visa is the most common type for those wishing to study in the USA at an accredited college or university. You’ll need to have been accepted and approved on your course before applying for one. You will then register with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and there is a $350 (£267) fee for this.
You will also need to make an appointment for a visa interview with the US embassy in your country. You’ll need to bring the following:
- your passport
- your visa application form
- financial documents.
The earlier you start this process the better – F-1 visas can be issued 120 days before your course start date. However, you won’t be allowed to enter the US more than 30 days before your course start date.
US visa requirements can be complicated so for a complete guide visit the US Department of State – Student Visas.
Due to the changeable nature of immigration laws, nationals of predominantly Muslim countries will need to keep a close eye on any rules or restrictions that may affect them entering the USA.