Monday 18 August 2014

How to Get Student Visa for Canada

Due to numerous reforms in its immigration policies, Canada has emerged as a popular study destination in past two decades. In comparison to other top education destinations in the world, Canada immigration policies are more welcoming. Canada’s close tie-ups with the US, the leader in international education provider, give international students another reason to come and study here. In addition, many people who want to work in Canada first choose to get a professional degree in Canada, since Canadian credentials are of more value in getting jobs in Canada.

Before applying for a student visa for Canada, you must get a letter of acceptance by a recognized education provider to study full-time in Canada, since only after that you become eligible to apply for it. 

After receiving a valid letter, you can begin with the process by obtaining the Canada student visa (or study permit) application form from CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) website. You can either fill the form online (by creating a myCIC account) or have a print copy of it to apply through a paper application; but the online process is faster. Keep an internationally recognized credit/debit card and electronic copies of all essential documents ready, if you are applying online. 

The documents you provide while applying for a Canada student visa must include details regarding your course such as course name, name of the education provider, duration of the course, fee of the course, etc. In addition, you also need to provide documents related to your health insurance, and for proving that you are capable of supporting yourself financially during your stay in Canada. After you have filled in all the details and have attached all the essential documents, you can submit your application to CIC.

For those who want to study in Quebec province, need to apply for a certificate of acceptance, called CAQ, issues by the Government of Quebec. To get more details about the documents and other required certificates, you can either check for your nearest visa application center here or opt for an immigration consultant.

If you want to study in Canada and are looking for a Canada visa consultant, then Go For Visa is your best option. We help you in crossing every obstacle that you may face during the immigration process. In addition, we also help you in preparing for visa interview to boost your chances of getting you student visa in timely manner.

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Thursday 7 August 2014

A Four Step Guide to Get US Student Visa

Despite all the buzz about how difficult it is to get a USA visa, getting student visa for USA can be surprisingly easy if you carefully follow the below given steps.

1. Fill the Application form carefully: After an educational institute in the US has invited you or accepted your application to study there full time, it will send you the application form for student visa.

Take extra precautions while filling the details, and make sure that all the spellings are correct. Your name and other details that identify you as an individual are thoroughly checked by USA immigration authorities during security clearance, and a minor spelling error can delay your visa approval.

2. Make an Appointment for the Visa Interview: Student visas can be issued up to 120 days before your course starts, and it is your responsibility to make an appointment for your visa interview during this period.

To begin with it, you can log on to and locate the website of the US Embassy in your country,where all the information regarding making an appointment is provided.

First you need to pay a fee of US $200 (SEVIS fee) for the resources used to record your stay in the States. In addition, you also need to pay US $160 at the US embassy in your country for your visa application processing. SEVIS fee must be deposited at least three days before the visa interview and you need to display its receipt during the interview.

3. Fill the Non-Immigrant Form: This form also needs to be presented during the interview. The form can be filled online and to get the form and instructions on filling it click here. Upload your photo for the form as per the instructions and take another copy of it with you for the interview.

4. Prepare for the Visa Interview: This is the most crucial part and you require a good deal of time for it. Therefore, it is advised to apply for the visa in advance so that you can prepare for your visa interview well enough.

From what you wear to how you speak and present yourself, everything plays an important role during the interview. You will be asked to provide details regarding your intended stay period, how you will financially support yourself during your stay in the States, etc. Prepare to answer all the questions clearly and completely.

Taking assistance of an immigration consultant can also be of great value while preparing for a visa interview. And Go For Visa is the name you can trust on in this context. At Go For Visa, we not only guide you about the requirements of the visa process but also help you to prepare for your visa interview effectively.
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