Student visa in the United States allows citizens of another country to study in schools, colleges and universities or to strengthen their knowledge of English. But before applying for a student visa in the US, you need to get an official invitation from the school and have an official paper to confirm the purpose of the trip to America.
The law does not allow citizens of other countries to study in primary schools, from pre-school institutions and up to 8 years, and in those schools that are funded by the state, and, accordingly, the US visa (F-1) is not issued in this case.
In order to study in accredited secondary school with a period of study in the USA for 12 months (9th-12th grade), you need to have a special I-20 form from school, which says that the student has covered all non-eligible costs, and indicates their amount.
To obtain the status of a student, and, accordingly, a student visa in the United States, you need to have enough financial resources, attend all classes without a truencies, and have a complete absence of double intentions. This ensures that the student will only study in the country without seeking additional earnings and after completing the curriculum will return to his country - this is a must for getting student visa in America.
Immigration officers consider any applicant as a potential immigrant, regardless of what visa he or she applies for, even if a student visa is issued. Therefore, at the interview applicants should clearly explain to the officer why the ediaucational program is chosen in this country, and also immediately collect the necessary package of documents confirming financial obligations and family ties in the homeland that, after graduation, will force the applicant to return home, as required by the student visa F-1 in the US.
For students who are enroled in a private school, college or university of the United States, a student visa F-1 is designed. And if the students are going to go for professional or non-academic education, then they need an M-1 type visa. Tourists who want to study intensively, up to 18 hours a week, apply for the B2 form.
Since foreign students go through all the programs in the daytime departments of the university, they are not allowed to seek additional work, except work in the campus. This requires references that ensure that the applicant has enough financial ability not to work for a year.
In cases when the current USA student visa has not yet expired, it has not been revoked or damaged, it is allowed to go to the territory of the country if both passports (old and new) are available on the condition that the purpose of the trip corresponds to the type of nonimmigrant category, according the passport. All personal data in both documents must coincide (except for the change in the surname of women after marriage). Both passports also must be issued by the authorities of one state, and be of the same type (for example, two ordinary passport or two diplomatic passport).