Study in USA
Types of USA Study Visa
Visa applicants don’t have to select the visa type, it is the university or the sponsoring institute who will define the USA visa typebased on your application profile for a specific course.
Mentioned below are the different types of USA student visa:
- F-1 Student Visa: International students applying for a full-time study in USA institution/university which is recognized by DHS (Department of Homeland Security) will get an F-1 Student Visa.
- F-2 Dependent of an F-1 Student: This study visa is offered to dependents of an F-1 student visa holder and they cannot study in USA with this visa. Children of F-2 dependent visa can study in USA at the K-12 level.
- M-1 Vocational Student Visa: International student enrolled in a vocational programme in the USA will get M-1 visa. It is mandatory for an international student to continue a full course of study and part-time study is only allowed if approved by the Designated School Official (DSO).
- M-2 Dependent of M-1 Student: This study visa is offered to dependents of an M-1 Vocational Student Visa holder and they cannot study in USA with this visa. Children of M-2 Dependent visa can study in USA at the K-12 level.
- J-1 Exchange Student Intern Visa: This visa is given to International students who are presently registered and studying a degree at a post-secondary academic institution outside the US. With Students on this visa may engage in incidental study (i.e. study course not directly associated with the main field of study).
- J-1 Exchange Visitor: Professor, Researcher, Specialist, Trainee, Physician, Intern: International students who are visiting researchers, short-term scholars, professors, specialists, physicians, trainees, interns, under the sponsorship of an exchange visitor programme approved by the DOS.
- J-2 Dependent of a J-1 Exchange Visitor: It is offered to dependents of a J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa holder and they can study full or part-time in USA with this visa. Children of J-2 Dependent of J-1 Exchange Visitor can study in USA at the K-12 level.