Visa Guidance Services for the students
One of the Specialized Services offered by "HEDS International" is the Visa Assistance for the Students applying to Foreign Universities. Our staff, has extensive knowledge of Visa formalities and the typical questions that are asked at the time of Visa processing. We personally give the students an insight into Visa requirements and guides them through the Visa documentation and the Interview handling techniques.
After getting Offer Letter from the University, a major task that remains is that of getting Visa from the Consulate. A lot depends upon how you present yourself. If you represent yourself in a befitting manner then the chances of rejection of Visa are very slim. Here we help by preparing documentation, giving personalized interview briefing services and taking mock question interviews. We are regularly in touch with the Consulates about the latest Visa documentation and rules; hence, we are always updated with latest developments taking place in this field.
The students are provided with the details about how to go for the personal interview and how to answer the questions, which are asked by the interviewer. The students are provided with a list of Do's and Don'ts, as pre and post departure briefing. We also provide students with the list of documents required for Visa, so that there is no mistake in the documentation part.
What is VISA ?
VISA is an approval that grants one the permission to travel to other countries and also defines his/her status in that country. There are 2 main kinds of Visas, Immigrant Visa and Non-Immigrant Visa.
People who are planning to migrate or settle down permanently in a particular country of which they are not currently citizens require the Immigrant Visa. The Non-Immigrant Visa is a temporary Visa, which does not permit one to become a citizen of that country, but he/she can visit that country for a specified time. A student is required to apply for a Non-Immigrant Visa.
About Student VISA
Student Visas are issued for the period it takes the visitor to complete his/her course of study, program or work assignment.
There are 4 basic requirements and 3 main steps for obtaining a Student Visa:
The 4 basic requirements to obtain student Visa:
- 1- Admission in a recognized University
- 2- Provision of fees
- 3- Financial capacity to meet lodging and boarding expenses
- 4- Previous Educational documentation
1- First is scoring of high marks in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Examination or IELTS, if required by the University. The University may not insist upon this exam or may admit a student with lower score but the Consular Officer always feels that it is necessary for an International student to be proficient in English language.
2- Having a valid Offer Letter from a foreign recognized and accredited University, a student then needs to fill the Visa Application Form. Majority of the students who apply for Students Visa have a grievance that without asking a single question or looking at a single document out of the multitude of documents which they had carried with them, their Visas were denied. A wrong notion is prevailing that the decision taken by the Consular Officer without having a verbal talk with the student or without seeing the documents cannot be a proper decision.
3- In the Visa interview, which is the third and the last step, the applicant of a Student Visa should know that his Passport, Bank Certificates and Offer Letter reveal all necessary particulars to the Consular Officer. The Passport shows whether the student had earlier applied for any category of Visas for any country, whether the student had traveled earlier to any country and, if so, to what countries and as what? Offer Letter reveals the particulars about the Student and the University and the duration and status of the course. Similarly, Bank Certificates show the financial data to pursue that course and the source of the student's financial support.