This chart provides an overview of United States visa regulations. It is critically important that you enter the United States on the correct visa and maintain legal visa status while in the United States.

Visa Presented to US Immigration

Study Permitted

Intensive

Semi-Intensive

Clock Hours/Per Week

Please send to NESE

Special Notes

F-1
Student Visa

YES

NO

22.5 (NESE Intensive)

1. Letter of Financial Support
2. Sponsor Statement

SEVIS Fee1: $200
Visa Application Fee2: $160

F-2
Spouse or Child of Student

NO

YES

7.5 or 15
(NESE Semi-Intensive)

Spouse’s or Child’s I-20 from Sponsoring Institution

If F-1 student is at NESE, please contact NESE to request a dependent I-20

B-1
Tourism for Business Visa

NO

YES

7.5 or 15
(NESE Semi-Intensive)

No Additional Documents

Must explain to US immigration that business (not study) is purpose of trip

B-2
Tourism Visa

NO

YES

7.5 or 15
(NESE Semi-Intensive)

No Additional Documents

Must explain to US immigration that tourism (not study) is purpose of trip

J-1
Exchange Visitor

YES

YES

7.5, 15 or 22.5
(NESE Intensive or Semi-Intensive)

DS-2019 from Sponsoring Institution

 

J-2
Spouse or Child of Exchange Visitor

YES

YES

7.5, 15 or 22.5
(NESE Intensive or Semi-Intensive)

Spouse’s or Child’s DS-2019 from Sponsoring Institution

 

US Citizen or Permanent Resident

YES

YES

7.5, 15 or 22.5
(NESE Intensive or Semi-Intensive)

Green Card or Proof of Citizenship

 

More detailed information can be obtained here: http://www.dhs.gov/visa-types.

Of course, if you have any questions about your visa requirement, or any aspect of your studies at NESE, please do not hesitate to contact us at anytime. Our phones are answered 24 hours per day and visa questions can also be e-mailed to: [email protected]

 

1. Payable online at https://www.fmjfee.com/.

2. Payable to the US Embassy in your home country.

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