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USA Student Visa Requirements

Visa required to study in the U.S.

More than 7,000 Pakistanis study in the United States each year - most of them are undergraduates. There is still a high number of Pakistani students moving to the US to pursue higher and better education at well-recognized universities to improve their career prospects and brighten the name of their nation and their parents. If they worked hard and made it to the US, why can't you?

The process of getting a Student Visa for the USA from Pakistan is not easy, but you can meet all your requirements and prepare for success with the right amount of research and preparation. The following information will guide you through the student visa requirements for the USA.

Types Of U.S. Student Visa

Studying in the United States is a wonderful opportunity for foreign citizens. Students require acceptance and approval from their school or program to apply for a student visa. After being accepted by a college or university, applicants receive the approval paperwork necessary to apply for a student visa.

Visa F-1

Student visas in this form are the most common. F-1 visas must be obtained to study at reputable U.S. colleges or universities, private secondary schools, or English language programs in the U.S. This F-1 visa is also required for courses that exceed 18 hours per week.

Visa M-1

It is necessary to apply for an M-1 visa if you plan to study or train in a U.S. institution for any purpose other than academics or a career. Detailed information about each of these student visas and study opportunities in the United States is available on the Education USA website.

USA Student Visa Requirements for Pakistan 2022

The important academic documents needed to apply for a US visa for Pakistani students. A visa application for any of the visas mentioned above requires the applicant to submit certain documentation, including these:

  • The application form of a non-immigrant visa
  • Students must have a valid passport for at least six months from the date they intend to begin their studies.
  • A passport-sized photo was taken no less than six months ago.
  • The receipt shows the non-refundable 160 USD visa processing fee deposit.
  • Students must have a form of approval from the United States School or the specific program they are enrolling in. It is commonly called Form 1-20.
  • The applicant's travel history over the past ten years.
  • The applicant's personal details, such as the names of siblings and children, if any.
  • In addition to submitting the documents mentioned above, the applicant must appear in person at the U.S. Consulate on the time and date of their interview.
  • When attending the interview, bring these documents with you:
  • Documents proving that you have strong financial, social, and family ties to your home country will motivate you to return home after completing your study program.
  • Your financial statement and any other documents that you believe will aid you in supporting your application and that demonstrate you have sufficient funds to cover all your expenses for the first year of your program, as well as sufficient funds to cover your living expenses as long as you remain in the United States. M-1 applicants must prove that they can cover the entire cost of tuition and living expenses during their stay.
  • Original bank statements or bank books will be accepted instead of photocopies of bank statements.
  • In the case of financial sponsorship by another person, make sure to bring the sponsor's bankbooks and/or fixed deposit certificates, as well as proof of your relationship with the sponsor.
  • Documents demonstrating a student's academic preparation. The documents needed are original copies of grades from school transcripts, certificates of public examinations (O or A-levels, etc.), and test scores of diplomas and SAT, TOEFL, etc.

Those who wish to study in the United States need a visa, and to obtain one, and they need to pass through several procedures. They will then be eligible to enter the country. Following the above guidelines would make it easier for foreign students to get a student visa for the United States and begin their studies.

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