How to Apply for a Student Visa


Foreign students looking to study at an academic school in the United States can use the F student visa.

Applying for an F student visa is a multi-step process that can change significantly based on which embassy you apply. However, there are some elements of the process that are consistent throughout.

In order to apply for a F student visa, you will need to meet one very basic requirement:

You’ll need to have been accepted by a S – E – V – P certified school. You can find a list of these schools on the Department of Homeland Security’s website.

After being accepted by the school, you will then need to register with SEVIS and pay the associated I-901 fee.

After acceptance, you will then apply for your nonimmigrant visa by filing Form DS-160 online at the Department of State’s website.

Don’t forget to upload your required photo during the DS-160 application process!

After filing your application, you’ll need to schedule a visa interview at a local U.S. consulate or embassy.

After a successful interview, you can apply for entry at a United States port-of-entry and begin your studies!

To learn more about Student Visas, visit!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on linkedin
Share on email

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

By clicking “Send” you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Check Your Application Status