Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. Visitor visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons who want to enter the United States temporarily for business (visa category B-1), tourism, pleasure or visiting (visa category B-2), or a combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2).
All the foreign nationals intending to study at AIMS need to have a valid student visa. For more information on student visa, visit www.immigrationindia.nic.in
You must schedule an appointment for your visa interview, generally, at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country where you live. You may schedule your interview at any U.S. Embassy or Consulate, but be aware that it may be difficult to qualify for a visa outside of your place of permanent residence.
The following documents are required to be submitted at the time of Visa Extension as per the immigration rules in India:
1) Visa Extension form for extended stay in India
2) 1 Recent passport size photograph
3) Bonafide certificate from College / University / Institute (In original)
4) Copy of passport / VISA / Registration Book
5) Copy of valid and notarised Lease/Rent agreement OR Copy of C-Form from the Hotel OR copy of recent electricity/telephone bill along with the letter from the landlord, towards proof of residence
6) Passport and Registration Book in original
Student Visa conversion
A Foreign student may approach the concerned FRROs / FROs cum Superintendent of Police for grant of one return VISA per year on genuine grounds such as for visiting parents, relatives during vacation, family emergencies, appearing in exams board etc. In cases of extreme compassion i.e., death / serious illness of close relative/friend, even second return VISA may be granted subject to usual checks and production of a certificate from the university / educational institutions.
Power to allow to change the institution / course in case of foreigners on student visa
FRROs / FROs cum Superintendent of Police can allow the change of Institution / Course provided the new institution and course are fully recognized /approved and are full-time proper courses. The course fee for the duration of the course or five years, whichever is less is US$ 75 (at a current rate an amount of Rs. 3500/-). An additional fee of US$ 75 will be charged for a subsequent change of course. However, no course fee is charged from ICCR Scholars & students from gratis VISA countries.