A Complete Guide to Getting Your International Student Visa

Finally, the stress of getting into your dream university is over, now that you have gotten admission. What awaits now is getting your student visa to study abroad. The process can be stressful and even a bit confusing, but worry not! Get your visa consultants in Gujarat.Here is your easy guide to be prepared for your visa requirements, so that you have no hurdles along the way. 

USA Student Visa

To enrol for academics in the USA, you would require an F1 Visa.

1. Approved I-20 from an accredited Institution.

2. Pay the I-901 SEVIS fee.

3. Fill DS-160 Visa application and pay the student visa fee. Few documents required:

  1. Personal and family details such as education, work history and passport details
  2. Security, background and medical information
  3. SEVIS ID and enrolling institution details
  4. Photograph 

After you have submitted the form it cannot be changed, so carefully fill it up. The student visa fee can be paid online or through other modes.

4. Schedule 2 appointments with at least a 1-day gap.

5. Visit the Visa application centre (VAC).

6. Embassy or Consulate: You need your passport number, the fee payment date and 10 digit barcode generated on the DS-160 confirmation page

7. Complete the visa interview and have the documents:

  • A Passport that has a validity of at least 6 months
  • Signed SEVIS Form I-20
  • SEVIS I-901 fee receipt
  • DS-160 application confirmation page with barcode and application ID
  • MRV fee payment confirmation receipt
  • A printed copy of the appointment letter
  • Photographs in the required format
  • Transcripts from institutions attended. Work history
  • Scores/Certificates from standardized tests
  •  Financial documents to show that there are enough funds to cover all expenses for the first year of study 

Canada Student Visa

Students need a Study Permit if their course is more than 6 months in duration.

1. Admission to a Designated Learning Institute (DLI)

2. The visa application process: The application for a study permit can be processed either online or through a paper application. You can also use the optional Student Direct Scheme, by paying the applicable fee and submitting the required documents. The documents you would require are:

  • Letter of acceptance from a DLI. For DLIs in Quebec, an additional acceptance certificate called Quebec Acceptance Certificate(CAQ) 
  • Proof of adequate funds available to pay the fees and manage expenses
  • Fee payment receipt
  • Transcripts, diplomas, and degrees from schools attended
  • Immigration medical examination (IME) certificate from empanelled doctors
  • Passport valid at least for six months
  • Passport size photographs as mentioned
  • Statement of Purpose, explaining the purpose of your trip to Canada and the reason for choosing the DLI.
  • Scores from standardized tests and English proficiency tests, such as TOEFL and IELTS

3. Provide biometrics at the Visa Application Center (VAC)

4. Submit passport upon study permit approval

UK Student Visa

To pursue study in the UK, you need to apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa. Get a UK student visa consultant in Ahmedabad.

1. Obtain CAS from a licensed Tier 4 sponsor

2. Fill out the visa application form, and pay the fee, the documents required:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months and with at least one blank page
  • CAS and offer letter from licensed Tier 4 sponsor
  • Financial documentation to prove the adequacy of funds to pay for the course and support  living expenses during the program
  • Fee receipt
  • Tuberculosis test results

3. Consent from the legal guardian if the applicant is below 18 Schedule an appointment and submits biometrics, and photographs at VAC

4. Collect passport and biometric residence permit (BRP)

Australia Student Visa

To get a student visa (subclass 500), you can apply directly to an Australian education provider, and download the application form from the provider’s website, through the Course Search tool. An Australian education agent can help if you need assistance. You need to submit the required documents with your form, such as: 

  • All educational certificates from the institutions attended 
  • English language proficiency evidence
  • Certificates or documents that verify previous study or work experience if you are seeking course credits.                                                                    

The process of acquiring a student visa can be stressful but we are here to help you with the process so that you can go to your dream course smoothly.

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