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Student Visa and Medical Insurance in USA

Student Visa and Medical Insurance in USA

Published on 6/28/2021

Student visa

Applying for a student visa is in need of the following documents:

  • A valid passport- It must be valid, at least, for six months beyond the period of time to be stayed in the USA.
  • Acceptance at a SEVP (Student and Exchange Visiting Program) approved school and the Form 1- 20
  • Application fee receipt – SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System)
  • COVID – 19 tests – Negative results
  • Clean criminal record

The first thing for foreign students to do is to apply for a SEVP – approved school in the USA. Receiving the Form of 1-20 and registering in SEVIS, students then apply at the USA Embassy or Consulate located in their home to get either F or M visa. The Form 1-20 should be shown to the consular officer during the visa interview.

Students visas are normally valid for five years starting from the first date of the course. The academic year of nine months in the USA requires $15000 and $80000 for a 2 – year master to study. The F type visa cost is $ 170, and this type of visa has been designed for international students.

Medical insurance

J1 visa must have health insurance that is enough to meet the requirements approved by the USA Department of State. Now, one of the medical insurance advantages is of at least $ 10000 for any accident or sickness that might happen in the future considered one of the J1 visa insurance requirements ratified as of Apr 16, 2021.

Students below the age of 25 are supposed to spend from $ 30 -150 a month based on the level of insurance purchased, at the same time, the amount of expenses rises considerably for older ages.

Students holding F1 visa needn’t any governmental mandated health insurance when studying in the USA, but American Universities have their specific requirements, and may force those students who donot have medical insurance to engage in their medical plan, or purchase their own ones.

What are F and M visas?

Holders of these visas around the world are qualified to study in the USA, so foreign students having B visa – visitor visa - cannot study in the USA.

What is a J-1 visa?

J – 1 visa is granted to individuals agreed upon by the Department of State to engage in work and study depending on exchange visitor programs, and these students can stay up to seven years in the USA starting as of the first date of the program.