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To obtain a nonimmigrant student visa, you will apply at the United States Embassy or Consulate in your home country. As part of the application process, an interview is required. The waiting time for an interview appointment can vary so submitting your visa application early is strongly recommended. Visit http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/wait_4638.html on the U.S. Department of State website for a list of wait times for U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide. Note: An ink-free digital fingerprint will be taken as part of the application process.
The following documents are required as part of your visa application:
Your passport valid for travel to the United States and with a validity date at least 6-months beyond your intended period of stay in the United States.