F - Your course of study and the type of school you plan to attend determine whether you need an F visa (University or college/ High School/ Private elementary school/ Seminary/ Conservatory Another academic institution, including a language training program) or
M - visa (Vocational or other recognized non-academic institution, other than a language training program.
F1 VISA FOR USA
Unlock your academic journey for F1 Visa for USA.
Gather and prepare the following required documents before your visa interview
The first step is to apply to a SEVP-approved school in the United States. After the SEVP-approved school accepts your enrolment, you will be registered for the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and must pay the SEVIS I-901 fee
Passport valid for travel to the United States – Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay in the United States (unless exempt by country-specific agreements). Each individual who needs a visa must submit a separate application, including any family members listed in your passport
Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 confirmation page.
Application fee payment receipt, if you are required to pay before your interview.
Photo – You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. If the photo upload fails, you must bring one printed photo in the format explained in the Photograph Requirements.
Certificate of Eligibility for Non immigrant (F-1) Student Status-For Academic and Language Students, Form I-20 or Certificate of Eligibility for Non immigrant (M-1) Student Status for Vocational Students, Form I-20 – Your school will send you a Form I-20 once they have entered your information in the SEVIS database. You and your school official must sign the Form I-20. All students must be registered in the Student and Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS). Your spouse and/or minor children, if they intend live in the United States with you, will each receive an individual Form I-20
Schedule an Interview - You should schedule an appointment for your visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country where you live.