When someone is a citizen of another country in which he/she has no intention of moving from permanently, who would like to come to the United States for education purposes by attending a school that the INS has accredited, can be eligible for a student visa as long as all qualifications are met. A student visa, or F-1 visa, is attainable by immigrants that can prove they have the financials needed in order to support themselves while staying in the United States without getting a job while going to school.
An individual applying for a F-1 visa must also meet additional qualifications, such as being fluent in English or the intention of learning English, in addition to the qualifications listed above. The amount of time that an individual is allowed to reside in the United States on a student visa varies; usually, this is the amount of time it takes to complete the program of study in addition to sixty more days.
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Various education programs can qualify someone for a student visa.
Some of these institutions include colleges, accredited high schools, universities, and more. The requirements for application vary depending whether the prospective student applies after already coming to the United States or while abroad.