How to come to the United States – Visa and Immigration Information
Upon completing your application at Q International School, we will walk you through the process of getting your visa to enter the United States.
Use the step-by-step descriptions already included on the page – but follow the same format as the FAQ. As it currently is, there is too much text.
Student Visa F-1
A student visa allows you to study in the United States more than 18 hours of English per week. You will first need to receive the I-20 form from Q International School. An I-20 form is a government form that indicates you are eligible for an F-1 student visa. The process to get an F-1 visa is as follows:
Tourist Visa B-2
The B-2 visitor visa is intended only for new tourists who are traveling to the United States temporarily, either for pleasure, tourism, or medical treatment. This may include a short course of study that is recreational. A B-2 visitor may not include course work that will count as credit towards a degree. The Vacation Pathway is ideal for visitors on the tourist visa.
Transferring F-1 Student Visa
An F-1 student may be eligible to transfer to Q International School. The process is simple.
If you have questions about visa or immigration, please contact us or stop the office. firstname.lastname@example.org (maybe have our address and contact information?)
No, however if you come on a tourist visa, you may only study part-time (less than 18 hours per week). If your primary purpose for entering the U.S. is to study, it is in your best interest to get an F-1 (student) visa.
An F-1 visa is an immigration document that permits a foreign citizen to come to the U.S. to study full-time for a temporary period of time.
You must first apply to Q International School. If eligible for admission, Q International School will issue an “Initial Attendance” Form I-20. Upon receipt of Form I-20, you will need to pay the SEVIS I-901 fee online at www.fmjfee.com. Then you can schedule your visa interview. The SEVIS I-901 fee supports the system that tracks students and ensures they maintain their visa status while in the U.S. After paying the fee, you will then need to visit the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in your home country to get an F-1 visa.
From the time Q International School receives your application fee, it takes 1-3 weeks for you to receive the I-20 documents via regular international mail. If you request that we expedite your I-20 (recommended), it will be sent via FedEx. Please refer to Tuition and Fees for current FedEx charges.
The length of time printed on your I-20 is pre-determined by the course you are taking and not by the number of weeks you will be studying with us. If you end your course before your I-20 expiration date and do not re-enroll, your I-20 will be shortened to reflect your early end date. If you want to stay for the full length of your I-20, you will have to pay for an extension of your course and continue to maintain full-time studies during the extension. After your last day of study you will be permitted a grace period of 60 calendar days to transfer to another school or depart the U.S.
According to U.S. government regulations, you are not eligible to work with an F-1 visa.
You have up to 30 days before the start date listed on your I-20 to enter the U.S.
Once your program is complete, you are eligible to stay in the country 60 days. Then you must either transfer to another institution or leave the country.
The following is a step-by-step description of the F-1 Student Visa application procedures. Please follow the instructions very carefully, click on the links below or visit the websites for more information. Let us know if you need any assistance.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT STUDYING IN THE U.S.A. PLEASE VISIT; http://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/
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