2. Complete and submit your visa application.
The student visa application and interview is a detailed process requiring you to attend an interview with a U.S. Consular official. You will have to complete many U.S. Immigration Service forms. Check with your local U.S. Consulate for details of payment information.
3. Schedule your visa application interview.
The student applying for the visa must meet with a U.S. Consular official. That means that you must spend time preparing for that interview. Know what questions will be asked. Understand how serious this part of the process is. It is often necessary to schedule visa interview appointments well in advance depending on where you live.
4. Have all documentation in order.
A passport valid for at least six months after date of entry is required. Academic documentation such as TOEFL test results, SSAT scores and transcripts of your high school work will also be reviewed. Documentation of adequate financial resources is required.
5. Pay attention to your visa restrictions.
Student visas have strict time limits. Adhere to those. Overstaying your visa by even one day can void your visa. In other words you cannot decide to change anything about your visa terms without serious consequences.
These links will give you important information to help you prepare for a student visa application:
- 10 Points to Remember When Applying for a Nonimmigrant Visa
- International Applicants
- Student Visas: An Overview