When would you use this type of visa?
If you would like to study in the United States and at the same time become acquainted with American culture.

How do I obtain one of these types of visas?
Students may petition for this type of visa once they have been admitted to an educational institution in the United States.

How long may I stay in the United States with this type of visa?
Students are admitted for the duration of their studies. Currently, there are very strict rules regarding F visas. Severe restrictions apply to persons who violate the F visa status. Be aware that if you enter and intend to change your status to a student you must have the officer upon entry notate it on the I-94 card.