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M-1 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


What is M-1 visa?

The M-1 student visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows foreign students wishing to pursue vocational or non-academic studies, other than language training, to enter into the U.S.


How do I qualify for M-1 visa?

To qualify for an M-1 visa, you must:

  • Prove your intention to enter into the U.S. temporarily
  • Attend an approved vocational study program
  • Engage in a full course of study

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What privileges do I enjoy on M-1 visa?

On M-1 visa, you may:

  • Enter the U.S. as a fulltime vocational or non-academic student
  • Transfer from one school to another
  • Work legally on-campus on a part-time basis
  • Work legally off-campus on an assignment that's related to your field of study
  • Travel in and out of the U.S.
  • Apply for M-2 visas for dependants accompanying you to the U.S.
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