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Students: F1 Visa

The American Student (F1) Visa is a temporary Non-immigrant Visa which allows a person to enter America for the purpose of undertaking a full time academic program. Generally, obtaining an F1 Visa is a straightforward process although it can be difficult if the visa applicant is from a country with a history of visa fraud.

The F1 Visa is valid for the duration of the proposed academic program, known as the duration of status, so long as the visa holder remains enrolled in the educational institution and does not violate the conditions of their visa.

In order to be eligible, the foreign student must:

Foreign students partaking in study in an American educational institution may also participate in practical training throughout the duration of their visa, providing this training does not exceed 12 months in total.