US Student Visa Requirements For Nepali Students

Hundreds of Nepali apply for the U.S. student Visa each year. Only a few get through the interview and go chase their dream on the so-called land of opportunity. Applying for the U.S. Visa for Nepali students is not really easy. Students have to go through many types of paperwork for the U.S. Visa application.

The type of Visa for studying in the U.S. will depend on the course of study and the type of school.

Types of the U.S. Visa Students

There are mainly two types of U.S. Visa for studying in the US colleges. They are F-1 Visa and M-1 Visa. Most Nepali students apply for the F-1 Visa. The M-1 Visa is for vocational or other recognized nonacademic institutions.

How To Find A Suitable U.S. College

You can go to the Department of Passport in Narayanhiti Palace to get the form for the passport or you can apply online by going to the official website ( Valid Passport with a recent photo. The new requirement is that you have to take off your glasses while taking the photo.

Before preparing for the interview you have to pay the non-refundable visa application fee, which is US$ 200 for the F-1 Visa. The validly is 60 months.
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It depends on the universities or colleges to say whether it is better to take IELTS or TOEFL tests. You can check the requirement set by the university for foreign students. But many students who have enrolled in the U.S. colleges and universities have said it is better to get IELTS. You just have to wait for 6 months to get the examination.

Other Requirements

The American Embassy in Kathmandu has reduced the required document for processing a tourist and student visa from last year. You don’t have to bring bank statements, land titles, letters of invitation, or any similar documents for the interview, says the U.S. Embassy.

Student Visa USA Requirements Documents For The Interview

Application Fee Payment Receipt
Non-immigrant Visa Application – Form DS-160 confirmation
Form I-20
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