General Information: The United States welcomes foreign students to American language schools, high schools, universities and other institutions of higher education. Students on
F-1 visa may accept
employment in the U.S. as a part of their practical training by obtaining an
Employment Authorization Document.
Eligibility Requirements: An applicant for a student visa must come to
the United States to pursue an academic program in an institution recognized by,
and affiliated with, the United States government. The alien must have a valid educational purpose for
coming to the United States. The student can stay in the United States for as
long as he/she is enrolled in school.
What is included in the F-1 Student Visa application guide?
F-1 student visa overview
Coming to America to look for a school
F-1 Visa eligibility and requirement information
How to fill out the application forms
How to apply at a U.S. Consulate
How to apply if you are already in the U.S.
Work authorization information and application
F-1 student visa extension information
School transfer information
List of all USCIS (formerly INS) offices nationwide