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Applying for a student visa to study abroad

Once you have got a firm offer letter from a university abroad, it is time
for the final step - getting a student visa.

Student Profiling

Depending on the length of your course, your student visa to study abroad can be a Short-term Student Visa (3 months) or Long-term Student Visa.

The latter will cover your course duration as well as internship and so on. Most countries will also classify the student visa according to the degree level – undergraduate, graduate or doctoral.

Every country has a specific set of documents and procedures that you will need to follow for your visa application. The most common documents important for student visa requirement are

  • Valid passport – It is best if your visa validity extends beyond your course duration. You should have at least 2 blank pages for visa stamping. Another criterion is that you might need to submit copies of your expired passports too.
  • University offer letter – Student visa from India also requires you to offer proof that you are a bonafide student. This means that you must show confirmation of admission to the university abroad.
  • Financial records – Most countries will need students to prove that they will be able to take care of the college tuition costs as well as living expenses. Countries might have a stipulated minimum amount of funds that should be shown.

IEC Abroad, India offers our students comprehensive assistance that makes sure that you are prepared for all visa requirements. Contact us today to get help for university application and know more about student visa fees and visa guidance.

Countries

UK

As a student of higher education, you will need a Tier 4 visa. If you are an unaccompanied student, you will not need to show accommodation plans. In case there are any doubts or clarifications needed you might be called in for an interview.

USA

You will be able to set a visa appointment from India for a US visa only once you get I-20 or DS-2019 from the university you have got admission to. You can apply for a F-1 student visa only within 120 days of your registration date on your form I-20

Australia

Once you apply for a student visa to Australia, it is usually granted within 3 weeks. Acceptance rates are normally high. You will need to pass a medical examination by a doctor approved by Immigration Australia.

Canada

Indian students will have to obtain a Study Permit that allows you to study at a designated Canadian university. You will also need to get a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) that allows you to enter the country.

 

 

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