The most widely used student visa status is the F-1 visa. The criteria for student visas are rather strict; you must be coming to participate in full time study at an USCIS-approved academic program. The term "full time" used by the immigration service is assuming that you are obtaining your F 1 Student Visa for the purposes of studying full time in the United States. Secondly, the study must be at a USCIS-approved school that is authorized to issue an I-20 to you. For more information on this please download our F-1 student guide for free.
Many students who would obtain an F-1 Student Visa are attending a degree or diploma program at a college or university. If you have been admitted to a full-time program at a college or university in the United States then you may qualify for an F-1 Student Visa. Happily there are no visa number limits on the F-1 Student Visa thus allowing an unlimited number of students to study in the United States at any given time.
Your F-1 Student Visa will allow you to come to the United States along with your qualifying dependent family members and pursue your academic studies for as long as it reasonably takes to complete your program of study. You are given an additional 60 days to leave the United States after having completed your studies. There is also the option of staying in the U.S. beyond your studies if you participate in Occupational Practical Training. Please feel free to contact us for more information and download our free student guide.