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Applying for a Student Visa

Steps Towards a Student Visa

  • Pay the SEVIS Fee and Set Your Appointment

    The first step to obtaining a student visa is completing the DS-160, paying the SEVIS fee and scheduling your appointment. This video will outline in more detail how to go about completing these tasks. Watch the SEVIS Fee and Setting an Appointment video.

  • Gather the Necessary Documents

    After you have set your visa appointment with the embassy, you will want to gather all the necessary documents for the appointment. Watch the Documentation for your Interview video to learn more.

  • Preparing for the Interview

    Once you have all of your documentation ready, you should start preparing for the actual interview. This video will give you an overview of the types of questions that a visa officer might ask as well as some helpful tips to use during the interview. Watch the Visa Interview video. You can also find more tips from the Study in the States website.