An Introduction to Student Visas
If you come to the USA you must have permission from the U.S. government to enter the country.
This permission is given in the form of either:
There are many types or classifications of visas for entry to the U.S., and each of them has its own rules, regulations, qualifications and restrictions.
- a visa issued from the American embassy or consulate in your home country, or,
- a visa waiver, where agreements exist between the U.S. government and some countries to allow short term visits to the U.S. without a visa.
Let's find out which visa is right for you. First, you must decide on what is the main purpose of your visit: