Students (F1, F2)
The U.S. now offers 5 year, multiple entry visas to Saudi students studying in the U.S. Please apply early to avoid missing the beginning of classes! While obtaining a visa can be a lengthy process, the U.S. Mission in Saudi Arabia currently approves the vast majority of completed student applications submitted by Saudi Arabian nationals.
How to Apply
For information on how to apply for a visa, please see our application instructions page here. For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Students: Please note that you will need to bring the following additional documents:
- Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status (I-20) form
- Receipt for SEVIS payment
Please also note that you may enter the United States within 30 days prior to the start of your program, which is listed on your I-20 form. You may not enter after your start date has passed. We do not print visas for entry to the United States earlier than 120 days before this date. If your visa is not ready in time to travel before this date, you will need a new I-20 or an extension letter from your school.
Spouses and children under 21 are eligible to apply for F2 visas. Each individual will need an I-20 with their name on it.
Check Visa Status
You may check the status of your application at anytime by clicking here.