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In general, for academic students attending a university, college, high school, private elementary school, seminary, conservatory or other academic institutions, including a language training program, an F visa is the appropriate category. 

For students attending vocational or other recognized nonacademic institutions, other than a language training program, an M visa is generally the appropriate category.   

Application Procedures

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Required Documentation & Application Fees

Each applicant for a student visa must submit these forms and documentation as explained below:

In addition to all of the documentation requirements explained above, the following original documentation is also suggested:

Additional Documentation

Applicants must demonstrate that they are properly classifiable as visitors under U.S. law by:

Do not have supporting documentation faxed, e-mailed, or sent to the Embassy; it will be thrown away. Bring all supporting documentation with you for the interview.

Returning Students

All applicants applying for renewals must:


Returning students enrolled in a program that is starting in the very near future, may request an expedited appointment

All applicants applying for renewals must submit: