USA Study Visa

A study visa for the USA is one of the most sought after amongst those looking to study abroad. The US is probably the only country where students can apply for a visa without having a preset list of documents and where the interview decides if the student gets the visa or not. When applying for a USA student visa you need to show that you can pay for the entire course and that you have strong ties with your home country and will return home after studying. You also need to have been accepted to an institute of good standing in the US. Keep in mind that if you are applying for certain PhD or data-based courses, your application may require additional scrutiny and hence you should be applying early for your study visa.

There are two types of student visas that you can apply to study in the US – F-1 and M-1.

The F1 visa is the most common for students who wish to engage in academic studies in the United States. The M1 visa is for those who wish to study vocational subjects or undergo training at US institutes. With the amount of study visa information available online, it would be easy to be confused and doubt what information is needed to get a US nonimmigrant visa. However, by following simple rules you would have no problem in visa issuance. The process for a US student visa starts by filling in your DS-160 form and paying the visa fee. You can use the exchange rate mentioned on the visa application centre’s website. Remember to apply for an F1 study visa and not an exchange visitor visa. Once you are done with this process, you need to book two visa appointments with the US embassies and consulates in India. One appointment would be to collect your Biometrics and the other would be your visa interview appointment. After your visa interview appointment, you would be issued a machine-readable US study visa by the Consulate General or Embassy of the United States. If for any reason, your visa is held under Section 221(g), your visa would have to be processed by the Department of State in the US before it can be issued in India.

Timeline for Admissions

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Finalizing university

A few months after your application has been submitted, universities will get back to you with their answers. You will be notified over email or university website about the outcome of your application. We will discuss these outcomes with you in detail and keep your priorities in mind, we will arrive at the final university which you will be attending.

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Apply for visa and pay the SEVIS and Visa application fee

Now that you have everything ready with you, you can apply for your visa application online which is the DS-160. You should do this as early as allowed as visa applications can take very long to process. We will be filling out your application form online and helping you navigate the process. 

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Receive visa and prepare for departure

When you receive your passport back with the visa stamped inside, you have successfully received your visa. We will be guiding you on what all you need to travel and steps to take in order to settle down at your university and to make the transition smooth. 

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When to start

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3 months in advance


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1 month at least

Success Story

Chris D'Souza

Chris D'Souza

University of Texas at Dallas


I am really happy with the service at KGC. They helped me get into UT Dallas with a full scholarship. I am excited and will recommend it to anyone wanting to study abroad. When applying to colleges in the U.S., the whole visa process can be rather confusing and time-consuming. That's where KGC can help out. They set clear goals and make the process of applying to college and visa much easier. They help out with essays, paperwork, and other necessities. The counsellors are polite and well-informed and helped me a lot with my interview preparation needs. I would highly recommend KGC services to anyone considering studying abroad.


Chris D'Souza came to us for his visa application to the US. We were able to help him with his US F1 student visa, application form and his interview where we did several mock interviews and simplified the process for him.

Some images and names in the reviews have been changed to protect the privacy of the concerned.

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Message from Dr. Karan Gupta

Follow the 3 Cs when it comes to your visa interview. Be Calm, Confident and in Control. Your interviewer is looking for more information from you and your motivation behind studying abroad, so try to be as articulate and precise as possible. Also carry the following documents when you visit the US consulate or embassy: Printed copy of the appointment letter, DS-160 confirmation page, one photograph taken within the last six months; current and all old passports and the original visa fee payment receipt; acceptance letter & SEVIS fee receipt; evidence of income and proof that funds are immediately available to cover your education in the US; School and college transcripts and standardized test score sheets.

Our Counselling Services Will Make You

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A dedicated counselor will be helping you throughout the process who will be there to assist you in matters and resolve issues that may arise.

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We will make sure that you are ready for any challenges and hurdles that come your way throughout the application process.

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Stay on track

With the help of scheduled reminders and our personalized timeline for the application process, you will always remain on track.

Our Services

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Specific application advice

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General guidance on student visa processes

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Application and support documents check

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Interview skills training and mock interview practice

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Interview Anxiety


The important factors to take into account are the course that you intend to pursue, the university offering the course, and the country it is located in. This will help you in narrowing down your choices. USA, UK, Canada, and Australia are popular choices amongst Indian students.

There could be a variety of reasons. We need to check the whole application in detail to provide you with a possible solution.

Students can apply 3 months before and fly to the United States within 30 days from the start of the course as mentioned in the Form I-20.

Yes. The I-20 form which is provided by the university where you have secured your admission is required for applying for an F1 Student visa.

No. After paying the deposit to the university where you have been accepted, the I-20 form process will begin.

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