What is a Student Visa
Student visa is a kind of official document issued to students to help them enter different countries and pursue education. It is a type of non-immigrant visa and any prospective student who wants to pursue higher education in another country should get a student visa for that country. A student visa is a must to study aboard.
It is a multiple entry visa and remains valid till the time of completion of your study abroad.
There are different types of student visas and based on your circumstances you can choose a one. In Australia, there are 7 different types of student visas whereas the USA offers 3 different types of student visas including F1, M1 and J1 Visa. F1 Visa is issued to students planning to engage in academic studies in the USA at an approved school or accredited US University or colleges.
M1 is issued for those who want to engage in vocational activities or trainings at US Universities. And A J-1 visa is issued to professor, research scholars, and exchange visitors who take part in educational programs participating that promote cultural exchange. The USA student visa a type of non-immigrant visa.
Likewise, India offers multi-travel student visa to genuine students to pursue studies in India. India also issues provisional student visa based on the provisional nature of your admission in Indian institutions.
Student Visa Fees
The terms and conditions, and fees of a Student Visa offered by various nations differ for one to another. So, it is important you check with your destination consulate to know the recent fees applicable on a particular type of student visa. You can pay your visa fees online by using NEFT and other online modes of transactions.
Student Visa Eligibility
The eligibility conditions of student visa differ from countries to countries. Besides, the same country may set slightly different set of eligibility conditions for different nations. Your course of study and the type of school you plan to attend determine the exact type of visa you need. Besides, it needs to be approved by your academic institution abroad.
The following eligibility conditions apply when you apply for a Student Visa:
- Visa application should be accepted and approved by the school authority.
- You need to prove that you have enough money to pay for your tuition fees and bear the cost of living for yourself and any family members who accompany you to a particular destination.
- Having a good past academic record and history
- Must be able to qualify the character requirements.
- You fulfill health requirements set by the destination country and your ability to purchase health insurance cover, if needed.