People who wish to study at a school in the United States may seek a visa for the time required to complete their studies. F-1 visas are issued for full-time academic or language students. Non-academic or vocational students are issued M-1 visas. In some cases, visas may be extended to include a period of practical training in the student’s field of study.
If you wish to qualify for a student visa, you must
Accompanying relatives of F-1 and M-1 visa holders are eligible for visas. They may stay in the United States, but they are not permitted to work.