How To Get USA Study Visa From Pakistan? Step By Step Procedure & Golden Tips
Today we shall give you complete guidance about USA student visa from Pakistan. Read the article from a to z and acty accordingly, hopefully your application for USA student visa will not be rejected. American student visas are of two types
1-STUDENT VISA F1; This is for the students who want to study full time in a recognized American institution
2-STUDENT VISA M1; This visa is for non academic or vocational studies.
How To Get USA Student Visa From Pakistan? Step By Step Guidance & Tips
Eligibility of Students For USA Student Visa
1-For admission in bachelor degree in any college of USA students must have completed twelve years [intermediate] of education in Pakistan.
2-For admission in master level program students must have completed sixteen years of education in Pakistan as our bachelor degree is completed in two year [except MBBS, BE & BS] while in American educational system bachelor degree is completed in four years.
3-Academic record should be excellent.
4-Student should be financially strong enough to bear his educational expenditures.
5-TOEFL score should be at least 250 points.
Step By Step Guideline About USA Student Visa
1-First of all make a decision that in which course you want to get admission and which college/university is appropriate for this specific course. For this purpose you can visit websites of different educational institutes. Also analyze fees of these institutes. In this regard these websites may help you;
a- www.collegesource.com is a search tool which will help you in searching your required institute according to your choice.
b- www.collegboard.com will be supportive to you in searching suitable institute.
c- www.petersons.com this site may help you in selection of colleges/universities
d-www.utexas.edu/word/univ & www.capustours.com these sites will assist you in searching websites of different colleges/universities
e-You can search newsletters and journals of different colleges through www.newslink.org.
2- During the stage of selecting educational institute you should also start preparation of language/admission tests. You can get information from these websites.
a-For TOEFL www.toefl.org
b-For SAT www.collegeboard.com
c-For ACT [American college test] www.act.org
d-For GRE [Graduate Record Examination] www.gre.org
e-For GMAT [Graduate Management Admission Test] www.gmat.org
f-For USMLE [U.S Medical Licensing Examination] www.usmle.org
3-Send admission request via email to at least three American institutes and enroll your self. For this purpose send your certificates, TOEFL result and particular to institute. Some colleges/universities also demand recommendation letter.
4-On this stage you will decide about you residence in USA. For on campus housing you will have to pay the hostel charges along with your college fees.
5-If university/college approve your admission, it will issue l-20 or DS-2019 form. Now you can apply for study visa of USA on this behalf. Some institute issue l-20 after receiving admission fee only while others take full fee for first semester or year. Along with this you have to pay 200 dollars “SEVIS FEE” on line via www.fmjfeeonline.
6- Now you will apply for study visa of USA. Remember you will start this whole process at least three months before the start of your educational program.
Documents Required For USA Study Visa
Now you will take following documents with you for applying study visa of USA via AMERICAN EXPRESS.
1-Dully filled DS-156 electronic visa form [Fill the form on www.evisaform.state.gov and take the print out]
2-Recent photograph with white back ground of 2”*2” size
3-Copy of l-20 form
4-Passport valid for at least six months
5-Receipt of visa fee [140 dollars]
6-Receipt of 200 dollars “SEVIS FEE”
After receiving above said documents American express will inform you about the time and date of your interview.
What To Bring For USA Student Visa Interview?
Take the following original documents with you at the time of visa interview;
1-All educational certificates, diplomas and degrees
2- All required tests of American institutes e.g result cards of GMAT, SAT, TOEFL.
3-Evidence of funds to pay for your stay and your course of study in USA for one year [bank statement]
4- Dependent students will present the statement of their sponsor and proof of relation with sponsor,
5- Students of post graduation will present their CV, published articles, educational record, job history and details of their research plan in USA.
You can land in USA one month before the start of your session, not before that. Date of commencement of classes is written on l-20 form.
Expenditures on USA Student Visa in Pakistan
Rough estimates of expenditures on different types of fees during the process of study visa are about 60000 rupees. The average annual expenditures of a student are 15000 dollars including tuition fee, hostel fee, books and personal expenditures. But this range varies from 10000$ to 50000$ according to the situation.
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