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United States is the most popular destination chosen by the international students in order to pursue their education. However, once an admission is secured in a graduate or postgraduate program in an American university the next step is to obtain is a student visa.

There are two types of visas and a student has to determine that he is need of which visa to obtain. The description of both of the visas is the following:


1. F-1 Visa

This is the standard type of student visa which is obtained if one intends to pursue academic studies in United States at a renowned university or college or it is an approved English Language Program. In addition this, a visa of this kind is mandatory if the applicant requires to study for more than eighteen hours a week.

2. M-1 Visa 

If the applicant intends to undertake a vocational training or a course at any institution of US the visa that they need is M-1 Visa.


List of Documents Required by the Pakistani Students to Submit in Order to Obtain the Visa of USA.

In order to obtain any visa amongst the one which are mentioned above the applicant needs to submit certain documents which includes the following:

  • A nonimmigrant visa application form 

  • A passport which is valid for six months minimum from the date the student intends to commence its studies.

  • One passport size photograph taken not less than six months.

  • A receipt showing the deposit of the visa processing fee of US$160 which is non-refundable.

  • A form which is approved by the United States School or the relevant program for which the student is enrolling for. This form is known as Form 1-20.

  • The ten year travel history of the applicant 

  • The personal information of the applicant such as the details of the siblings and children if any.

Moreover, in addition to abovementioned documents the applicant is required to visit the U.S consulate at the time and date of their interview.

What are the Steps Required by a Pakistani Student to Apply for the USA Student Visa?

  • To start with, an applicant needs to complete the visa application form.

  • Subsequent to this visa fee needs to be paid

  • The applicant needs to schedule an appointment by logging into this page #HowtoApply

  •  The Applicant needs their passport number, the receipt number which has to be traced back from the visa fee receipt and the ten digit barcode which can be     retrieved from visa application form.

Lastly the applicant is required to visit the United States Embassy or Consulate at the given time and date of the interview. However, there are certain documents which are mandatory for the applicant to bring along with themselves which includes the following:

  • The printed copy of their appointment later 

  • DS 160 confirmation page 

  • The most recent photograph 

  • The applicant’s current and old passports 

  • Lastly the original visa fee payment receipt 

What is Form DS 160?

Form DS -160 is a nonimmigrant visa application which is electronic. It is the mandatory online application form which is used to collect all of the integral information for those who are seeking nonimmigrant visa for temporary visit to US. It is submitted online to department of state through online portal subsequent to which the information filled in the firm is utilized by the consulates for the progression of the visa application. The information which is provided in this form is co related with the information gathered at the interview by the applicant.

Further Requirements for the Pakistani Student’s to Secure the Visa 

  • The Applicant needs to demonstrate that they bear strong, financial, social and family ties with their home country which will motivate them to return to their home country after the completion of the studies in United States.

  • The applicant needs to submit financial documents in order to demonstrate that they possess sufficient amount of funds to invest in the initial year of study and to meet the everyday expenses of living in the city. However, the students obtaining M-1 visa need to show that they are capable of bearing the tuition and living costs on their own.

  • Academic documents including transcripts, certificates of O and A Levels, test scores of SAT and TOEFL. In addition to this, if the applicant possess any diploma certificates they should be provided too.

  • Thus, if a student applies for visa following the above mentioned guidelines there is a fair chance that he will be provided one to pursue their studies and fly off to United States.

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