Apply and gain acceptance to a recognized U.S. educational institution that is approved by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).
This can be a university, college, language school, or other educational institution that offers programs for international students.
Prior to applying for an F-1 visa, you are required to pay the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee.
This fee supports the administration of the SEVP and must be paid at least three business days before your visa interview
Visit the website of the U.S. embassy or consulate in your home country and schedule a visa interview appointment.
Prepare the required documents, which typically include your passport, DS-160 confirmation page
SEVIS fee payment receipt, I-20 form, proof of financial support, and any additional documents requested by the embassy or consulate.