Congratulations on being accepted into an overseas university! You are now one-step away from achieving your dream of higher education: securing your student visa. In this article, we will guide you on all the things to know about student visas.
Getting started with your visa application
Visa application bureaus receive hundreds of applications daily, and verifying and processing each application takes time. While most are sanctioned quickly, some applications can take up to six months for processing. If your visa application has missing information, it may take longer. Hence, start researching for your visa application process right away.
Types of student visas for higher studies
Depending on the policies, various countries have different types of student visas. For example, the USA issues three kinds of student visas, while Australia offers seven. Besides, in some countries, universities handle the bureaucratic process of visa application. This means that you have to apply for your visa through the university. Thus, conduct extensive research on which kind of visa you will require.
You can also contact the embassy or the university for any clarification regarding the application process.
Additional Read: 5 More Things to Consider Before You Opt for Education Overseas
Visa application process and fees
While the visa application process varies across countries, typically, it requires filling the application form, providing all the necessary documents, paying the fees, and a face-to-face interview with the destination country’s visa authorities. The interview is usually conducted in the embassy situated in your home country.
The visa application process can be offline or online. To increase your chances of securing the visa, allot extra time and attention to the application form. Fill in the information with as much detail as possible. Double-check your contact details, the documents attached and the information provided.
Most visa applications require a substantial fee. If you are funding your higher studies with an education loan, consult with your lender if the loan covers the visa fee. Moreover, review the fee payment instructions on your embassy’s website and opt for online, in-person (bank), or mobile payment.
Visa Application Documents
The set of documents required for visa application is specific to your destination country. However, the standard requirements include a valid passport, visa application fee receipt, university acceptance letter, and filled application form. You must also provide proof of funding for the duration of your stay, your medical report, and your intention to return home.
Additional Read: The Top Countries That Grant Visa on Arrival
By conducting research and enquiring with the proper authorities, you can ensure quick approval for your visa application.
Finance your overseas education with Tata Capital
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Need a high loan amount? We provide a personal loan amount of up to Rs. 25 lakhs. With an easy loan eligibility criterion, quick processing, and zero-collateral funding, we ensure that your academic dreams are never compromised.
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