Important Travel Document Information – Please Read
Visitors visas and the Visa Waiver Program do not allow student travel. The US requires a student visa (F or M). Foreign citizens coming on a visiting (B) visa or under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) may only study for recreational purposes (non-credit).
- You must be enrolled in a “academic,” “language-training,” or “vocational” educational programme.
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Student and Exchange Visitors Program must approve your institution.
- You must be a full-time student at the college or university.
- You must be fluent in English or enrolled in English language studies to qualify.
- You must have adequate money to sustain yourself for the duration of the intended course of study.
- You must have a location abroad that you do not intend to abandon.
The F-1 Visa (Academic Student) permits you to study full-time at an approved college, university, seminary, conservatory, academic high school, primary school, or other academic institution or participate in a language training programme in the United States. You must be enrolled in a programme or course of study that leads to a degree, diploma, or certificate, and your institution must be approved to admit foreign students by the United States government.
A Visa is required for any foreign national wishing to enter the United States. It could be a non-immigrant visa for a short period of time or an immigrant visa for a long period of time. To enter the United States, Indians must get a non-immigrant visa.