Study Abroad Student Visa Guide

Getting a visa approved is an arduous task and a dreadful situation for most of the students. There are various questions that a student has when it comes to getting a visa. The student visa issued to the applicants who want to study in the concerned country is called a student visa. The students need legal documents in order to be able to study abroad. Each country is governed by its own immigration laws and the visa formalities, which vary from one country to the other. This includes the proof of funds, the visa rules and the rules regarding what you are allowed to do apart from studying in that country. The student visa is given to those students who have a university admission offer only. Below are some of the key things which should be known by the students who are applying for their visas.

  • Valid Passport:

    The passport requirement differs depending upon the country. Some universities might need a passport that has a validity of the duration of your course. Whereas some might want you to have a passport having the validity that exceeds the duration of your stay in that particular county. You might also have to show any previously expired passports that you might have.

  • Proof of Admission:

    You will have to show the proof of admission to the university of the concerned country. This can be shown by giving the bonafide certificate of the university. This is required since the interviewers might want to know whether you have genuinely applied at the said university.

  • Language Proficiency:

    The visa officers need a proof of how proficient you are in the language of the country that you are applying for. You will have to show the proof of your verbal and writing skills. This can be done by showing the test scores like TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE.

  • Finances: 

    You are supposed to prove it to the universities that you can afford the tuition fees, college and living expenses of the country that you have applied for. According to the Visa Consultants in Nagpur, the amount to be shown varies from country to the other.

  • Duration Based Student Visa:

    The duration based student visa is categorized into short-term student visa and long-term student visa. The factors are the length and the tenure of the program. Short-term visa is for the students who have applied for a certificate course the duration of which is limited to 90 days i.e. 3 months.The courses lasting longer than 3 months are allotted the long-term visas. For example, the internships, small certificate programs of 6 months and the like. This is the broad classification often followed by the European Union Countries.

  • Program Based Student Visa:

    The visa classified based on the type of program comes under this classification. The visa type differs depending on the degree like undergraduate, graduate or doctoral. It also depends on whether you are an exchange student, applying for a vocational course or diploma course.

  • Visa Application:

    You will need the proof of your university admission before applying for Visa. You should ask your university to send you the required documentation for your application. A visa application becomes invalid if the information been provided is omitted at the time of application.

  • Time Taken:

    The visa processing can take a couple of days to several months depending upon the nationality and country that you are applying for. You should leave enough time to get your visa sorted out.

  • Visa Extension:

    This again depends on where you are studying. Some countries have feasible visa extension policies. On the other hand in some countries it is a challenging scenario and you might even have to leave the country in order to renew your visa.


The rules pertaining to the visas are different and you need to visit the embassy website of the country that you want to study in. There are student visa consultants who have expertise in this domain and can assist the students in their visa application. They help the students with the entire application procedure. They also conduct mock interviews for the students. This helps the students in preparing for the actual visa interview.

Krishna Consultants is one of the eminent study abroad consultants in India.  They have counseled over 40, 000 students so far and placed around 8000 students abroad. The visa success rate of 95% speaks volumes about their quality services. Along with the Visa Assistance, they also provide Forex Assistance, Free Counseling, University Selection, Education Loan, Application Guidance and Pre-departure Briefing. The students can attend their free counseling and avail the visa services to ensure that their Visa is approved successfully.