Learn English In America
The student visa F-1 is the most common type of visa for studying in the USA. With it, you can take language courses, study at colleges, universities and private high schools.
Student visa F-1 to the USA pasted in into the passport. Source: infinitevisaph.blogspot.com
At the certified ones. These are language schools, colleges, universities or private schools in the USA that have the SEVP certification — the right to accept foreign students. All language courses on ClassTrip have this certification.
The visa can be issued for the period from 1 to 5 years (depending on the education program and applicant’s country). But you may stay legally in the USA for an unlimited period of time while you are studying at a certified educational institution even if the visa has expired. The period, during which you can stay legally in the USA, is given in your I-20 form (see below). If your visa has expired and you are temporarily leaving the USA, then you will have to go through the process of getting a new visa to enter the U.S. again.
The I-20 form (read “ai-twenty”)is the main document of the student that shows where the person is studying and for how long he or she can stay in the USA. The institution sends the I-20 form to the future student before getting the student visa F-1. This form is the ground for getting the student visa. If you decided to extend your study or are going to change the educational institution, you get a new I-20 with the extended period of being in the USA depending on the selected program.
An example of the I-20 form. Source: studyinthestates.dhs.gov
Yes, it is, but with some restrictions. See our article Work in the USA with the student visa F-1.
Yes. Your husband or wife and children under 21 years that are not married can get the F2 visas and stay with you on the U.S. territory.
Yes. For this, you need to apply to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Read more on their website.
It is necessary to attend classes. If the attendance is less than 80%, the visa may be cancelled.
Read the article How to get the U.S. student visa F-1.